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Girella nigricans Opaleye

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Opaleye (Girella nigricans), Santa Barbara Island, August 20-21, 2005

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Courtesy of the author Chris Grossman, USA (copyright: @Chris Grossman, diver.net) Image detail


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lexID:
12070 
Scientific:
Girella nigricans 
German:
Ruderfisch 
English:
Opaleye 
Category:
Sea chubs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Kyphosidae (Family) > Girella (Genus) > nigricans (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Ayres, ), 1860 
Occurrence:
Central Pazific, Eastern Pacific Ocean, Gulf of California, Mexico (East Pacific), South America, USA 
Sea depth:
2 - 30 Meter 
Size:
up to 25.98" (66 cm) 
Food:
Algae, Aquatic plant, Invertebrates, Sea weed 
Difficulty:
suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-04-11 09:23:57 

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Girella nigricans (Ayres, 1860)

Very special thanks for the first photo of Girella nigricans to Chris Grossman.

A resident intertidal species with homing behavior.
Can leave tide pools if aquatic conditions become inhospitable.
Also found near or over rocks and in kelp beds up to about 30 m depth. Feed mainly on seaweed, occasionally takes invertebrates.
For more Infos click to the Link to Fishbase.

Main reference
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)




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