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Cyclichthys orbicularis Birdbeak Burrfish, Fixed Spine Porcupinefish, Orbicular Burrfish, Rounded Porcupinefish, Rounded Porcupine-fish, Short-spined Porcupinefish, Short-spined Porcupine-fish


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lexID:
2387 
AphiaID:
219968 
Scientific:
Cyclichthys orbicularis 
German:
Kurzstachel-Igelfisch 
English:
Birdbeak Burrfish, Fixed Spine Porcupinefish, Orbicular Burrfish, Rounded Porcupinefish, Rounded Porcupine-fish, Short-spined Porcupinefish, Short-spined Porcupine-fish  
Category:
Porcupinefishes/Burrfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Diodontidae (Family) > Cyclichthys (Genus) > orbicularis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bloch, ), 1785 
Occurrence:
Hong Kong, (the) Maldives, Australia, Bahrain, Bali, Cambodia, East Africa, Flores, Guam, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Lesser Sunda Islands, Lombok, Lord Howe Island, Mauritius, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Réunion , Saudi Arabia, Savu Sea, Somalia, South-Africa, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, Timor, Vietnam, Western Pacific Ocean, Yemen 
Sea depth:
9 - 170 Meter 
Size:
up to 11.81" (30 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Clam meat, Clams, Fish (little fishes), Food specialist, Invertebrates, Krill, Snails, Zooplankton 
Tank:
219.98 gal (~ 1000L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
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:
2019-07-26 20:15:35 

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Inhabits clear protected reefs with sponge and algal habitats. Often in large sponges during the day. Active at night, feeding among reefs. A nocturnal species that presumably feeds on hard-shelled invertebrates

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