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Arothron meleagris Guineafowl puffer - Starry pufferfish


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lexID:
2761 
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:
Westküste USA, Central Pazific, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Western Pacific Ocean 
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, Frozen Food (large sort), Hermit crabs, Invertebrates, Mantis shrimps, Schrimps, Shrimps 
Tank:
659.94 gal (~ 3000L) 
Difficulty:
only for advanced aquarists 
Toxicity:
toxic 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2009-03-16 20:27:47 

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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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