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lexID: 5490 AphiaID: 214693 Scientific: Samariscus triocellatus German: Dreipunkt-Flunder English: Three-spot Righteye Flounder Category: Flounders & Soles Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Pleuronectiformes (Order) > Samaridae (Family) > Samariscus (Genus) > triocellatus (Species) Initial determination: Woods, 1960 Occurrence: (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Australia, Christmas Islands, East Africa, Fiji, French Polynesia, Haiti, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Kiribati, Marquesas Islands, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, South-Africa, Taiwan, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Seychelles, Tonga Size: up to 3.94" (10 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Invertebrates, Krill, Mysis, Schrimps, Worms, Zoobenthos Tank: 219.98 gal (~ 1000L) Difficulty: Average Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2013-05-19 19:55:34
Last edit: 2013-05-19 19:55:34
Inhabits coral heads of lagoon and seaward reefs; common in shallow caves or under ledges and can lie flat against vertical rock surfaces.
Found in rubble slopes in sand or fine-rubble patches. Benthic. Comes out at dusk and hunts on low reef. It has low profile and crawls along like a flatworm, but activity waves its black pectoral fin as it goes.
Feeds on small benthic animals.
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