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lexID: 4670 AphiaID: 279887 Scientific: Bellapiscis lesleyae German: Spitzkopfschleimfisch English: Mottled Twister Category: Blennies Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Tripterygiidae (Family) > Bellapiscis (Genus) > lesleyae (Species) Initial determination: Hardy, 1987 Occurrence: New Zealand, South-Pazific, Western Pacific Ocean Size: 1.57" - 2.36" (4cm - 6cm) Temperature: 51.8 °F - 68 °F (11°C - 20°C) Food: Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Brine Shrimps, Cyclops, Daphnia salina, Invertebrates, Worms, Zoobenthos Tank: 22 gal (~ 100L) Difficulty: Not for beginners CITES: Not evaluated Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2012-09-23 13:30:59
Last edit: 2012-09-23 13:30:59
Southwest Pacific: New Zealand.
Found predominantly in tide pools and upper subtidal areas. Solitary.
Feeds mainly on amphipods, isopods, polychaetes, and small gastropods.
Males may defend small breeding territories during the breeding season.
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