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Acanthemblemaria atrata Cocos barnacle blenny


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lexID:
8200 
AphiaID:
279444 
Scientific:
Acanthemblemaria atrata 
German:
Schleimfisch 
English:
Cocos Barnacle Blenny 
Category:
Blennies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaenopsidae (Family) > Acanthemblemaria (Genus) > atrata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Hastings & Robertson, 1999 
Occurrence:
Cocos Island (Costa Rica), Costa Rica 
Size:
up to 1.26" (3.2 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Algae, Invertebrates 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2015-03-28 20:01:55 

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Hastings & Robertson, 1999

Very special thanks for the first four photos of Acanthemblemaria atrata to Dr. Ross Robertson, Australia.
Dr. Robertson has take these photos at Cocos Island, Costa Rica, where the blenny live in a depth of 5 to 31 meters in shallow water habitats.

It is found in barnacles and worm tubes on rocky shores and in rocky and coral reefs.

This species is endemic to Cocos Island, Costa Rica.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaenopsidae (Family) > Acanthemblemaria (Genus) > Acanthemblemaria atrata (Species)

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