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Haemulon melanurum Cottonwick grunt


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lexID:
5174 
AphiaID:
275730 
Scientific:
Haemulon melanurum 
German:
Schwarzrücken-Grunzer 
English:
Cottonwick Grunt 
Category:
Grunts 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Haemulidae (Family) > Haemulon (Genus) > melanurum (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Barbados, Suriname, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Florida, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, USA, Venezuela, West-Atlantic Ocean 
Sea depth:
3 - 50 Meter 
Size:
9.84" - 12.99" (25cm - 33cm) 
Weight:
0,550 kg 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Carrion, Crustaceans, Detritus, Invertebrates, Mysis, Predatory, Rock shrimps, Schrimps, Zoobenthos 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Has a poison harmful to health 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-03-15 21:19:38 

Toxicity

This is a general hint!
Haemulon melanurum has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Haemulon melanurum in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Haemulon melanurum. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

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Husbandry

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Special thanks for the pictures to J.E. Randall from Hawaii and to Johnny Jensen from Danmark.

Reports of ciguatera poisoning!

The grunt lifes in clear inshore and offshore reefs in a depth up to 50 meters.

Syononyms:
Haemulon melanura (Linnaeus, 1758)
Perca melanura Linnaeus, 1758

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