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Omobranchus fasciolatus Arab blenny

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lexID:
4741 
AphiaID:
219318 
Scientific:
Omobranchus fasciolatus 
German:
"Arabischer" Schleimfisch 
English:
Arab Blenny 
Category:
Blennies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Blenniidae (Family) > Omobranchus (Genus) > fasciolatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Valenciennes, ), 1836 
Occurrence:
Comores, Egypt, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Red Sea, Réunion , Somalia, Tansania, Western Indian Ocean 
Size:
up to 2.68" (6.8 cm) 
Temperature:
69.8 °F - 82.4 °F (21°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Algae, Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Brine Shrimps, Copepods, Cyclops, Daphnia salina, Frozen food (small sorts), Invertebrates, Zoobenthos 
Tank:
22 gal (~ 100L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-10-16 14:10:50 

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(Valenciennes, 1836)

Distribution:
Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea south to Inhambane, Mozambique, and Persian Gulf to Gulf of Kutch. Reported as likely at Seychelles) but Randall and van Egmond 1994 believe otherwise.

Biology:
Known from shallow water with rocky bottom, sometimes in tide pools.
Oviparous, eggs are demersal and adhesive.

Description:
Body with broad, irregular, dusky bands anteriorly. Males with dusky spot in middle of soft dorsal fin.

Synonymised taxa:
Blennechis fasciolatus Valenciennes, 1836
Omobranchus striatus (Jatzow & Lenz, 1898)

Classification:
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Blenniidae (Family) > Blenniinae (Subfamily) > Omobranchus (Genus) >

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