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Monocentris japonica Pineconefish


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lexID:
2045 
AphiaID:
221357 
Scientific:
Monocentris japonica 
German:
Japanischer Zapfenfisch 
English:
Pineconefish 
Category:
Pineapplefishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Beryciformes (Order) > Monocentridae (Family) > Monocentris (Genus) > japonica (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Houttuyn, ), 1782 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, Arafura Sea, Australia, Bali, Cambodia, China, Comores, Corea, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Irak, Israel, Japan, Lesser Sunda Islands, Madagascar, Mauritius, New Caledonia, New South Wales (Australia), New Zealand, Northern Territory (Australia), Ogasawara Islands, Red Sea, Réunion , South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Taiwan, the Andaman Sea, the Kermadec Islands, Timor, Vietnam, Western Australia, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
1 - 250 Meter 
Size:
up to 6.69" (17 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Food specialist, Frozen Food (large sort), Living Food 
Tank:
175.98 gal (~ 800L) 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-12-27 11:33:52 

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Monocentris japonica (Houttuyn, 1782)

Body yellow, scales outlined in black; lower jaw black. There is a pair of light organs each side of chin. Found in the sublittoral zone, under ledges and caves of rocky reefs.

Synonymised names:
Gasterosteus japonicus Houttuyn, 1782
Monocentris carinata Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Monocentris cataphracta (Thunberg, 1790)
Monocentris japonicus (Houttuyn, 1782) (misspelling)
Monocentrus japonicus (Houttuyn, 1782) (misspelling)
Sciaena cataphracta Thunberg, 1790 (synonym)
Sciaena japonica cataphracta Thunberg, 1790

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