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Asterropteryx ensifera Bluedot Goby, Blue-speckled Rubble Goby, Miller´s Damsel


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lexID:
4597 
AphiaID:
277496 
Scientific:
Asterropteryx ensifera 
German:
Miller`s Grundel, Blaupunkt Grundel 
English:
Bluedot Goby, Blue-speckled Rubble Goby, Miller´s Damsel 
Category:
Gobies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Gobiidae (Family) > Asterropteryx (Genus) > ensifera (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bleeker, ), 1874 
Occurrence:
Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti, Australia, China, Cook Islands, Coral sea, Corea, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Réunion , Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Spratly Islands, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Seychelles, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Western Indian Ocean, Yemen 
Sea depth:
6 - 40 Meter 
Size:
1.18" - 1.38" (3cm - 3.5cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Brine Shrimps, Cyclops, Daphnia salina, Invertebrates, Lobster eggs, Mysis, Oyster eggs, Zooplankton 
Tank:
16.5 gal (~ 75L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-06-27 11:37:59 

Husbandry

(Bleeker, 1874)

Distribution
Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Society Islands north to Yaeyama Islands, south to New Guinea; Marshall Islands in Micronesia.

Biology
Found on coral rubble.
Collected from river mouths.
Feeds on zooplankton.

Low vulnerability, Price category: Very high

Synonymised taxa:
Asterropterix ensiferus (Bleeker, 1874)
Asterropteryx ensifer (Bleeker, 1874) (misspelling)
Asterropteryx ensiferus (Bleeker, 1874)
Brachyeleotris ensifera Bleeker, 1874

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