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Pterois sphex Hawaiian turkeyfish


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lexID:
2370 
AphiaID:
276269 
Scientific:
Pterois sphex 
German:
Hawaii-Feuerfisch 
English:
Hawaiian Turkeyfish 
Category:
Scorpionfishes/Stonefishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Scorpaenidae (Family) > Pterois (Genus) > sphex (Species) 
Initial determination:
Jordan & Evermann, 1903 
Occurrence:
Hawaii 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 78.8 °F (22°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Fish (little fishes), Food specialist, Frozen Food (large sort), Mysis, Schrimps, Shrimps 
Tank:
109.99 gal (~ 500L) 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
Toxicity:
Toxic 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
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Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2007-09-20 09:26:08 

Toxicity


Pterois sphex is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Pterois sphex, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

This message appears for poisonous, very poisonous and also animals whose poison can kill you immediately. Every human reacts differently to poisons. Please therefore weigh the risk for yourself AND your environment very carefully, and never act lightly!

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Husbandry

Jordan & Evermann, 1903

Very toxic!!

Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs. Feed on crustaceans.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Scorpaenidae (Family) > Pterois (Genus)

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