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Oxylebius pictus Painted greenling


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lexID:
4653 
AphiaID:
240743 
Scientific:
Oxylebius pictus 
German:
Anemonenwächter 
English:
Painted Greenling 
Category:
Sculpins 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Hexagrammidae (Family) > Oxylebius (Genus) > pictus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gill, 1862 
Occurrence:
Alaska, Canada , Eastern Pacific Ocean, Gulf of California, Mexico (East Pacific), USA 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
Temperature:
51.8 °F - 78.8 °F (11°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Bryozoans (sea mats), Clam meat, Clams, Crabs, Crustaceans, Invertebrates, Krill, Living Food, Rock shrimps, Snails, Worms, Zoobenthos 
Tank:
219.98 gal (~ 1000L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-09-18 23:04:38 

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Distribution:
Eastern Pacific: Kodiak Island, Alaska to Point San Carlos, central Baja California, Mexico.

Biology:
Found in rocky areas, from the intertidal to 49. Sleeps on the oral disc, leaving the anemone (Urticina lofotensis) by day but returning every night.
Commonly encountered hovering motionless by divers.
Feeds on crustaceans, polychaetes, small mollusks and bryozoans.
Neither anterolateral glandular grooves nor venom gland is present

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