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Arothron meleagris Guineafowl puffer - Starry pufferfish


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lexID:
2761 
AphiaID:
219926 
Scientific:
Arothron meleagris 
German:
Perlhuhn-Kugelfisch 
English:
Guineafowl Puffer - Starry Pufferfish 
Category:
Pufferfishes/Globefishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Tetraodontidae (Family) > Arothron (Genus) > meleagris (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Anonymous, ), 1798 
Occurrence:
El Salvador, (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Austral Islands, Australia, Bali, Central Pazific, Chile, China, Christmas Islands, Columbia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Ecuador, French Polynesia, Galapagos Islands, Gambier Islands, Guam, Guatemala, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Lesser Sunda Islands, Lord Howe Island, Marquesas Islands, Marschall Islands, Maumere, Mauritius, Mexico (East Pacific), Micronesia, Midway Islands, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Ogasawara Islands, Palau, Panama, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Réunion , Samoa, South-Africa, Sumatra, Taiwan, Tansania, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), The Ryukyu Islands, the Seychelles, the Society Islands, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, West Coast USA, Western Indian Ocean, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
1 - 73 Meter 
Size:
up to 19.69" (50 cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 80.6 °F (23°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Algae, Bryozoans (sea mats), Carrion, Clams, Coral polyps = corallivorous, Frozen Food (large sort), Hermit crabs, Invertebrates, Mantis shrimps, Schrimps, Shrimps 
Tank:
659.94 gal (~ 3000L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-07-07 21:58:34 

Toxicity


Arothron meleagris is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Arothron meleagris, 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

Arothron meleagris (Lacepède, 1798)

Arothron meleagris, also known as guineafowl puffer fish, is widespread found throughout the Indo-Pacific from the east coast of Africa to South Africa, east to Japan and Panama and the Gulf of California on the west coast of America.

Arothron meleagris owes its name "Guinea Fowl Puffer" the many white spots that cover its black body. There is also a yellow, not spotted color form, as to seen in our pictures above, but this is rarely found in its area of distribution.

Mainly they feed on coral polyps, but otherwise, he is not picky with his food and eats sponges, bryozoans, mollusks, crustaceans, tunicates, algae, foraminifera and detritus as well.

He's definitely not a candidate for a Coral Aquarium and should not be associated with other invertebrates as well.

Class: Percomorpha
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Species: Arothron meleagris



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