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Acanthemblemaria aspera Roughhead blenny


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lexID:
4649 
AphiaID:
279443 
Scientific:
Acanthemblemaria aspera 
German:
Geweih-Hechtschleimfisch 
English:
Roughhead Blenny 
Category:
Pike- Tube- Flagblennies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaenopsidae (Family) > Acanthemblemaria (Genus) > aspera (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Longley, ), 1927 
Occurrence:
Barbados, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Columbia, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Montserrat, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, USA, Virgin Islands, U.S. 
Sea depth:
1 - 18 Meter 
Size:
up to 0.83" (2.1 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Brine Shrimps, Invertebrates, Zoobenthos 
Tank:
16.5 gal (~ 75L) 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
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:
2012-09-17 19:39:14 

Husbandry


Distribution:
Western Atlantic: southeastern Florida (USA), Bahamas, and Yucatan, Mexico to the Greater Antilles and Panama. Antilles and western Caribbean

Almost always found in holes of corals. Feed on amphipods and copepods (Ref. 5521). Oviparous (Ref. 56066). Eggs are attached to the walls of the parent's shelter and are brooded by the male parent.

Synonyms:
Acanthemblemaria arborescens Beebe & Tee-Van, 1928
Acanthemblemaria asper (Longley, 1927) (misspelling)
Paremblemaria aspera Longley, 1927

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