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Ecsenius axelrodi Axelrod's clown blenny, Sea star guard


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lexID:
4591 
AphiaID:
277649 
Scientific:
Ecsenius axelrodi 
German:
Seestern-Wächter 
English:
Axelrod's Clown Blenny, Sea Star Guard 
Category:
Blennies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Blenniidae (Family) > Ecsenius (Genus) > axelrodi (Species) 
Initial determination:
Springer, 1988 
Occurrence:
Central Pazific, Indonesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Western Pacific Ocean 
Size:
up to 1.97" (5 cm) 
Temperature:
77 °F - 82.4 °F (25°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Algae, Sea weed 
Tank:
22 gal (~ 100L) 
Difficulty:
Easy 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-09-01 14:53:31 

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Springer, 1988

Distribution:
Western Central Pacific: Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands.
Replaced by Ecsenius bathi from Bali to Flores and Ecsenius dilema in the Philippines.

Lives on rocks and corals on steep slopes.
Occurs in clear water, rich coral habitats on coastal to outer reef crests of slopes to about 15 m depth.
Oviparous.
Eggs are demersal and adhesive.

Description:
Variable in color, usually with broad orange bands and black bars on the rear of the body, but occasionally with black longitudinal stripes.


Systematik: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Blenniidae (Family) > Salariinae (Subfamily) > Ecsenius (Genus)

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