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Upeneus oligospilus Short-fin goatfish


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lexID:
7356 
AphiaID:
304024 
Scientific:
Upeneus oligospilus 
German:
Meerbarbe 
English:
Short-fin Goatfish 
Category:
Goatfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Mullidae (Family) > Upeneus (Genus) > oligospilus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Lachner, 1954 
Occurrence:
Kuwait, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, the Persian Gulf , Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Western Indian Ocean 
Size:
up to 6.69" (17 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Fish (little fishes), Fish eggs, Fish larvae, Invertebrates, Krill, Mysis, Predatory, Schrimps, Snails, Starfishs, Worms, Zoobenthos 
Difficulty:
suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Upeneus asymmetricus
  • Upeneus australiae
  • Upeneus davidaromi
  • Upeneus doriae
  • Upeneus filifer
  • Upeneus francisi
  • Upeneus guttatus
  • Upeneus heemstra
  • Upeneus indicus
  • Upeneus itoui
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-07-10 15:13:22 

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Lachner, 1954

Short-fin goatfish lives in shallow reefs in a depth down to 13 meters, where the goatfish burrows in the sand, hunting several invertebrates, small fishs and small echinoderms.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Mullidae (Family) > Upeneus (Genus)

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