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Phyllogobius platycephalops Slender spongegoby, Flathead Sponge Goby


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lexID:
4570 
AphiaID:
282252 
Scientific:
Phyllogobius platycephalops 
German:
Slender`s Schwammgrundel 
English:
Slender Spongegoby, Flathead Sponge Goby 
Category:
Gobies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Gobiidae (Family) > Phyllogobius (Genus) > platycephalops (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Smith, ), 1964 
Occurrence:
Australia, Central Pazific, Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, Mozambique, Philippines, Raja Amat, Solomon Islands, Western Indian Ocean, Western Pacific Ocean 
Size:
up to 1.97" (5 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Food specialist, Sponges 
Tank:
16.5 gal (~ 75L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-08-25 22:35:02 

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(Smith, 1964)

Distribution
Western Indian Ocean: Mozambique. Western Central Pacific: Indonesia, Philippines, Solomon Islands, and the Great Barrier Reef.

Biology
Inhabits coral reefs (Ref. 42915). Commensal on foliaceous flattened sponges (Phyllospongia).

Synonymised taxa
Cottogobius platycephalops Smith, 1964

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