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Lutjanus goreensis Gorean snapper

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lexID:
4663 
AphiaID:
276538 
Scientific:
Lutjanus goreensis 
German:
"Goree-Schnapper" 
English:
Gorean Snapper 
Category:
Snappers 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Lutjanidae (Family) > Lutjanus (Genus) > goreensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Valenciennes, ), 1830 
Occurrence:
Ghana, Benin, Angola, Congo, East-Atlantic Ocean, Equatorial Guinea, Madeira, Nigeria, São Tomé e Principé, Senegal, Sierra Leone, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Ivory Coast, Togo, West Africa 
Size:
19.69" - 31.5" (50cm - 80cm) 
Temperature:
- 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Invertebrates, Living Food, Rock shrimps, Schrimps, Sepia, Worms, Zoobenthos 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-09-21 19:14:04 

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(Valenciennes, 1830)

Distribution:
Eastern Atlantic: mainly between Senegal and the Republic of Congo; also from Cape Verde.

Biology:
Occurs on rocky bottoms and in the vicinity of coral reefs. Young are frequently encountered in coastal waters, particularly estuaries and sometimes in rivers.
Feeds mainly on fishes and bottom-dwelling invertebrates.

Synonymised taxa:
Lutjanus guineensis Bleeker, 1863
Mesoprion goreensis Valenciennes, 1830

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