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Canthigaster supramacula West African sharpnose-puffer

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4628 
Scientific:
Canthigaster supramacula 
German:
"Westafrikanischer Spitzkopfkugelfisch" 
English:
West African sharpnose-puffer 
Category:
Pufferfishes/Globefishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Tetraodontidae (Family) > Canthigaster (Genus) > supramacula (Species) 
Initial determination:
Moura & Castro, 2002 
Occurrence:
Ghana, East-Atlantic Ocean, the Ivory Coast, West Africa 
Size:
up to 1.54" (3.9 cm) 
Temperature:
32 °F - 80.6 °F (°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimps, Bryozoans (sea mats), Clams, Cyclops, Daphnia salina, Invertebrates, Mysis, Snails, Starfishs, Worms, Zoobenthos 
Tank:
22 gal (~ 100L) 
Difficulty:
not for beginners 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-09-12 21:06:56 

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Moura & Castro, 2002

Eastern Central Atlantic: known only from off Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana.
May be more widespread along the tropical African coast.

Biology: Occurs in reefs

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