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Heteroconger klausewitzi Galapagos garden-eel

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lexID:
5579 
AphiaID:
271780 
Scientific:
Heteroconger klausewitzi 
German:
Galapagos Röhrenaal 
English:
Galapagos Garden-eel 
Category:
Garden eels 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Congridae (Family) > Heteroconger (Genus) > klausewitzi (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Eibl-Eibesfeldt & Köster, ), 1983 
Occurrence:
Columbia, Costa Rica, Galapagos Islands 
Size:
up to 27.56" (70 cm) 
Temperature:
50 °F - 64.4 °F (10°C - 18°C) 
Food:
Food specialist, Plankton 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2013-06-03 09:55:34 

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Heteroconger klausewitzi (Eibl-Eibesfeldt and Köster, 1983)

Heteroconger klausewitzi, also known as the Galapagos garden-eel, is found in the waters of Costa Rica to Colombia, and Cocos, Malpelo and the Galapagos Islands, It inhabits clean sand. Found in large colonies. Feeds on plankton.

Light to dark brown; several white blotches on head and on body below lateral line; anterior pores of lateral line surrounded by white-pigmented areas; gill opening in a black patch.

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Congridae
Species: Heteroconger klausewitzi



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