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Platybelone argalus argalus Keeltail needlefish


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lexID:
7029 
AphiaID:
293709 
Scientific:
Platybelone argalus argalus 
German:
Hornhecht 
English:
Keeltail Needlefish 
Category:
Beloniformes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Beloniformes (Order) > Belonidae (Family) > Platybelone (Genus) > argalus argalus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lesueur, ), 1821 
Occurrence:
Barbados, Suriname, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, Trindade and Martim Vaz, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Venezuela, West-Atlantic Ocean 
Sea depth:
0 - 2 Meter 
Size:
up to 19.69" (50 cm) 
Temperature:
- 77 °F (°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Fish (little fishes), Predatory 
Tank:
2199.78 gal (~ 10000L) 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Platybelone argalus
  • Platybelone lovii
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-03-15 21:53:13 

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Platybelone argalus argalus (Lesueur, 1821)
Keeltail needlefish

The keeltail needlefish, sometimes called the keeled needlefish, is a tropical fish of the family Belonidae .Feeds mainly on small fishes. Nothing for Home Reeftanks.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Belonidae
Genus: Platybelone
Fowler, 1919
Species: P. argalus
Binomial name
Platybelone argalus
(Lesueur, 1821)

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