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Chilomycterus antennatus Bridled burrfish


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lexID:
4869 
AphiaID:
275239 
Scientific:
Chilomycterus antennatus 
German:
Zügel-Igelfisch 
English:
Bridled Burrfish 
Category:
Porcupinefishes/Burrfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Diodontidae (Family) > Chilomycterus (Genus) > antennatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Cuvier, ), 1816 
Occurrence:
Barbados, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East-Atlantic Ocean, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico, South America, The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, USA, West-Atlantic Ocean 
Size:
up to 14.96" (38 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 78.8 °F (22°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Clams, Crabs, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Invertebrates, Isopods, Krill, Mysis, Schrimps, Snails, Zoobenthos 
Tank:
439.96 gal (~ 2000L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-12-12 21:06:57 

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(Cuvier, 1816)

Special thanks for this picture to Lubomir Pialek, Czech Republic.

Distribution
Western Atlantic: southeastern Florida, USA and the Bahamas to northern South America.
Eastern Atlantic: off Mauritania.

Biology
Occurs usually on or near coral reefs.
Rare, most often found from seagrass beds.

Threat to humans: Harmless

Synonymised taxa:
Cyclichthys antennatus (Cuvier, 1816)
Diodon antennatus Cuvier, 1816

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