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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 Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2012-09-21 19:14:04
Last edit: 2012-09-21 19:14:04
Eastern Atlantic: mainly between Senegal and the Republic of Congo; also from Cape Verde.
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.
Lutjanus guineensis Bleeker, 1863
Mesoprion goreensis Valenciennes, 1830
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