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Sunagocia otaitensis Fringelip flathead

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lexID:
4153 
AphiaID:
282911 
Scientific:
Sunagocia otaitensis 
German:
Krokodilfisch 
English:
Fringelip Flathead 
Category:
Crocodilfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Platycephalidae (Family) > Sunagocia (Genus) > otaitensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Cuvier, ), 1829 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, American Samoa, Australia, Caroline Island, Christmas Islands, Comores, Cook Islands, East Africa, French Polynesia, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Madagascar, Marquesas Islands, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Réunion , Samoa, Solomon Islands, South-Africa, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Seychelles, Timor, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Western Indian Ocean 
Size:
up to 11.81" (30 cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 80.6 °F (23°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Shrimps 
Tank:
3299.68 gal (~ 15000L) 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-02-21 12:15:16 

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Sunagocia otaitensis (Cuvier, 1829)
Fringelip flathead

Inhabits sand and rubble areas of lagoon and seaward reefs. The species buries itself in the sand for camouflage. Feeds on crabs and prawns, also on fishes.

Synonyms:
Callionymus barffi Curtis, 1944
Cottus otaitensis Cuvier, 1829
Eurycephalus otaitensis (Cuvier, 1829)
Platycephalus malayanus Bleeker, 1854
Platycephalus otaitensis (Cuvier, 1829)
Platycephalus variolosus Günther, 1876
Platycephalus variolusus Günther, 1876
Thysanophrys malayanus (Bleeker, 1854)
Thysanophrys otaitensis (Cuvier, 1829)
Thysanophrys papillolabium Schultz, 1966

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Platycephaloidei (Suborder) > Platycephalidae (Family) > Sunagocia (Genus) > Sunagocia otaitensis (Species)



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