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Bellapiscis lesleyae Mottled twister


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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 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-09-23 13:30:59 

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Hardy, 1987

Distribution:
Southwest Pacific: New Zealand.

Biology:
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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