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Petroscirtes breviceps Striped Poison-fang Blenny Mimic, Shorthead Blenny


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lexID:
3039 
AphiaID:
219331 
Scientific:
Petroscirtes breviceps 
German:
Gestreifter-Mimikry-Säbelschleimfisch 
English:
Striped Poison-fang Blenny Mimic, Shorthead Blenny 
Category:
Blennies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Blenniidae (Family) > Petroscirtes (Genus) > breviceps (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Valenciennes, ), 1836 
Occurrence:
Hong Kong, Australia, Bali, China, Corea, East Africa, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Palau, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Raja Amat, Solomon Islands, South-Africa, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Bangai Archipelago, Vietnam 
Sea depth:
1 - 15 Meter 
Size:
up to 4.33" (11 cm) 
Temperature:
77 °F - 82.4 °F (25°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Algae, Amphipods, Brine Shrimps, Copepods, Crustaceans, Daphnia salina, Diatoms, Mysis, Nori-Algae, Schrimps 
Tank:
65.99 gal (~ 300L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Has a poison harmful to health 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-01-03 13:57:56 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Petroscirtes breviceps are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Petroscirtes breviceps, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Petroscirtes breviceps, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Toxicity

This is a general hint!
Petroscirtes breviceps has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Petroscirtes breviceps in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Petroscirtes breviceps. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

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Husbandry

(Valenciennes, 1836)

Synonym:
Blennechis breviceps Valenciennes, 1836
Dasson trossulus (Jordan & Snyder, 1902)
Petroscirtes annamensis Chabanaud, 1924

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Blennioidei (Suborder) > Blenniidae (Family) > Blenniinae (Subfamily) > Petroscirtes (Genus) > Petroscirtes breviceps (Species)

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