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Odontoscion dentex Reef croaker

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lexID:
4750 
AphiaID:
281837 
Scientific:
Odontoscion dentex 
German:
Riff-Umber 
English:
Reef Croaker 
Category:
Croaker  
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Sciaenidae (Family) > Odontoscion (Genus) > dentex (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Cuvier, ), 1830 
Occurrence:
Suriname, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Florida, French Guiana, Gulf of Mexico, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico (East Pacific), Panama, Puerto Rico, South America, the Cayman Islands, USA, Venezuela, West-Atlantic Ocean 
Size:
7.09" - 11.81" (18cm - 30cm) 
Temperature:
- 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Mysis, Rock shrimps, Schrimps 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-10-17 14:52:28 

Husbandry

(Cuvier, 1830)

Distribution:
Western Atlantic: Florida, USA and Cuba to Brazil. Absent in the Bahamas.

Biology:
Inhabits caves and crevices or among corals. Solitary or in groups.
Feeds at night mainly on shrimps and small fishes and their larvae.
Secretive and wary.

Synonymised taxa:
Corvina dentex Cuvier, 1830

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