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Atherina hepsetus Mediterranean sand smelt


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lexID:
4917 
AphiaID:
272028 
Scientific:
Atherina hepsetus 
German:
Große Ährenfisch 
English:
Mediterranean Sand Smelt 
Category:
Silversides 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Atheriniformes (Order) > Atherinidae (Family) > Atherina (Genus) > hepsetus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Linnaeus, 1758 
Occurrence:
Straße von Gibralta, Russland, the Black Sea, Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean), Algeria, East-Atlantic Ocean, European Coasts, Madeira, Morocco, Spain, the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean Sea 
Sea depth:
0 - 50 Meter 
Size:
5.91" - 7.87" (15cm - 20cm) 
Temperature:
51.8 °F - 80.6 °F (11°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Copepods, Crustaceans, Invertebrates, Krill, Mysis, Zoobenthos, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-12-27 19:03:12 

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Linnaeus, 1758

Special Thanks to Christian Coudre, France, for the foto of Atherina hepsetus.

Distribution:
Eastern Atlantic: coasts of Spain and Morocco including Madeira and the Canary Islands.
Also in the western Mediterranean, Adriatic Sea and Black Sea.

Biology:
Littoral, often near shore. Gregarious, sometimes occurs in marine lagoons (France) and estuaries (Portugal).
Feed on pelagic copepods and benthic crustaceans.

Synonymised taxa:
Atherina hepsetus Linnaeus, 1758

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Atheriniformes (Order) > Atherinidae (Family) > Atherininae (Subfamily) > Atherina (Genus)

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