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Forsterygion flavonigrum Yellow-and-black triplefin


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lexID:
4651 
AphiaID:
280795 
Scientific:
Forsterygion flavonigrum 
German:
Dreiflossen-Schleimfisch oder Spitzkopf-Schleimfisch 
English:
Yellow-and-black Triplefin 
Category:
Blennies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Tripterygiidae (Family) > Forsterygion (Genus) > flavonigrum (Species) 
Initial determination:
Fricke & Roberts, 1994 
Occurrence:
New Zealand 
Size:
up to 1.97" (5 cm) 
Temperature:
55.4 °F - 68 °F (13°C - 20°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Brine Shrimps, Cyclops, Invertebrates, Zoobenthos, Zooplankton 
Tank:
16.5 gal (~ 75L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Related species at
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-09-18 08:21:10 

Husbandry

Fricke & Roberts, 1994

Distribution
Southwest Pacific: New Zealand

Biology
Found on the sides or under overhangs of large boulders, sheltering in the massive sponge growths or in large, deep crevices.
Feeds mainly on amphipods, and also on barnacle cyprids and polychaete larvae.
Males maybe territorial during the breeding season.

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