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Albula glossodonta Roundjaw Bonefish , Indo-pacific Bonefish

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Indo-pacific Bonefish, Albula glossodonta, Lembeh 2016

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lexID:
12234 
AphiaID:
212255 
Scientific:
Albula glossodonta 
German:
Indopazifischer Grätenfisch 
English:
Roundjaw Bonefish , Indo-pacific Bonefish 
Category:
Bonefish 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Albuliformes (Order) > Albulidae (Family) > Albula (Genus) > glossodonta (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Forsskål, ), 1775 
Occurrence:
Hong Kong, Djibouti, Sudan, Austral Islands, Australia, China, Comores, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Hawaii, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Lembeh Strait, Lord Howe Island, Madagascar, Marquesas Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Ogasawara Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Red Sea, Réunion , Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Seychelles, the Society Islands, Tuamoto Islands, Yemen 
Sea depth:
0 - 50 Meter 
Size:
up to 35.43" (90 cm) 
Weight:
8,6 kg 
Temperature:
- 75.2 °F (°C - 24°C) 
Food:
Carnivore, Clams, Crustaceans, Invertebrates, Predatory, Snails, Zoobenthos 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-07-18 14:56:34 

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Albula glossodonta (Forsskål, 1775)

Inhabits mud flats of turbid inner reefs and mangroves and sandy lagoons,in shallow coastal areas. Feeds on invertebrates, benthic species, mollusks and small crustaceans.

Tolerate oxygen poor water by inhaling air into a lung-like air bladder. Migrates to mass spawn at seaward mouths of channels on lunar cycle. Spawning occurs in open waters. Eggs are pelagic.

Sold fresh in markets but seldom used for human consumption.

Synonymised names:
Albula argenteus (Forster, 1801)
Albula erythrocheilos Valenciennes, 1847 (synonym)
Argentina bonuk Lacepède, 1803 (synonym)
Argentina glossodonta Forsskål, 1775 (synonym)

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