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Forsterygion capito Spotted robust triplefin

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lexID:
4874 
AphiaID:
712813 
Scientific:
Forsterygion capito 
German:
Schleimfisch 
English:
Spotted Robust Triplefin 
Category:
Blennies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Tripterygiidae (Family) > Forsterygion (Genus) > capito (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Jenyns, ), 1842 
Occurrence:
New Zealand 
Size:
up to 3.7" (9.4 cm) 
Temperature:
53.6 °F - 68 °F (12°C - 20°C) 
Food:
Clams, Crustaceans, Fish larvae, Invertebrates, Isopods, Lobster eggs, Ostracodes (seed shrimps), Oyster eggs, Snails, Worms, Zoobenthos 
Tank:
54.99 gal (~ 250L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-12-14 23:00:34 

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(Jenyns, 1842)

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Distribution
Southwest Pacific: throughout New Zealand, excluding Three Kings Islands.

Biology
Found in sheltered rock pools and upper subtidal areas. Feeds on small benthic organisms.
Prey is stalked and swallowed whole.

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