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Acanthostracion polygonius Honeycomb cowfish


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lexID:
3245 
AphiaID:
158919 
Scientific:
Acanthostracion polygonius 
German:
Waben-Kofferfisch 
English:
Honeycomb Cowfish 
Category:
Boxfishes/Cowfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Ostraciidae (Family) > Acanthostracion (Genus) > polygonius (Species) 
Initial determination:
Poey, 1876 
Occurrence:
Guadeloupe, Suriname, Barbados, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Columbia, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Florida, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South-Africa, The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, the Netherlands Antilles, Trindade and Martim Vaz, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, U.S., West-Atlantic Ocean 
Sea depth:
3 - 80 Meter 
Size:
up to 19.69" (50 cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 80.6 °F (23°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimps, Coral polyps = corallivorous, Krill, Rock shrimps, Schrimps, Sponges 
Tank:
439.96 gal (~ 2000L) 
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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-09-11 20:11:27 

Toxicity


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

Acanthostracion polygonius Poey, 1876

Acanthostracion polygonius lives in the coral reefs of the Caribbean Sea. Their diet consists mainly of sponges, leather corals, tunicates, and shrimp.

Synonymised names:
Acanthostracion poligonos Poey, 1876 (misspelling)
Acanthostracion polygonia Poey, 1876 (misspelling)
Lactophrys polygonia (Poey, 1876)
Lactophrys polygonius (Poey, 1876) (misspelling)
Lactophrys saxatilis Mowbray, 1931

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