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Trachinotus blochii Goldfin Permit , Permit, Snubnose Pompan


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lexID:
2969 
AphiaID:
151169 
Scientific:
Trachinotus blochii 
German:
Kurz- oder Stumpfnasen-Makrele 
English:
Goldfin Permit , Permit, Snubnose Pompan 
Category:
Jacks and Pompanos 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Carangidae (Family) > Trachinotus (Genus) > blochii (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lacepède, ), 1801 
Occurrence:
Djibouti, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Eritrea, Hong Kong, Sudan, Kuwait, (the) Maldives, Admiralty Islands, American Samoa, Arabian Sea, Australia, Bahrain, Bali, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Comores, Cook Islands, Corea, Egypt, Fiji, Gilbert Islands, Guam, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Irak, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Lord Howe Island, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marquesas Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Nauru, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Palau, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Paracel-Islands, Philippines, Quatar, Queensland (Australia), Raja Amat, Red Sea, Réunion , Rodriguez, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South-Africa, Spratly Islands, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Nicobar Islands, The Ryukyu Islands, the Seychelles, Timor, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Indian Ocean, Yemen 
Sea depth:
7 - 55 Meter 
Size:
up to 43.31" (110 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 84.2 °F (22°C - 29°C) 
Food:
Clam meat, Clams, Crabs, Invertebrates, Schrimps, Snails 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-06-06 11:57:59 

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Trachinotus blochii, also known as Shortnose mackerel or Snubnose pompano, can be found along the entire East African coast. From the Red Sea to Eritrea, south to Kenya and Mozambique to South Africa, east to Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion and the Seychelles. As a juvenile, they prefer sandy shorelines and bays, as a semi-adult specimens they are usually seen in small groups near reefs, very large adult specimens usually single.

In general, they are silver, usually paler ventrally. Large adult specimens often show a more orange tint. The head profile is very steep with a flattened mouth, the dorsal and anal fins are much larger (longer) than other "Pompanos" as they are also called.

The Snubnose pompano feed almost exclusively on other animals that live in sand, for example, all species of mollusks and other invertebrates with and without shell. Adult animals reach a size of up to 110 cm, for this reason they are not a fish for a "traditional" aquarium, however, be successfully maintained in some show aquariums.


Order: Perciformes
Family: Carangidae
Genus: Trachinotus
Species: Trachinotus blochii



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