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lexID: 8378 AphiaID: 219266 Scientific: Cirripectes castaneus German: Kammzahnschleimfisch English: Chestnut Eyelash-blenny, Spotted-chin Blenny Category: Blennies Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Blenniidae (Family) > Cirripectes (Genus) > castaneus (Species) Initial determination: (Valenciennes, ), 1836 Occurrence: , Sudan Australia, China, Christmas Islands, Comores, Egypt, Fiji, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lord Howe Island, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Palau, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Raja Amat, Red Sea, Réunion , Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, The Bangai Archipelago, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Kermadec Islands, the Seychelles, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen Sea depth: 0 - 32 Meter Size: up to 3.62" (9.2 cm) Temperature: - 84.2 °F (24,4°C - 29°C) Food: Algae, Invertebrates Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Adult blennies occur in wave-swept algal ridge of outer reef flats.
Usually the fish is found on rocky and coralline substrates at depths less than 10 meters.
Cirripectes castaneus is normally seen in small loose groups spread over sections of reef.
Cirrhipectes castaneus (Valenciennes, 1836)
Cirripectes gibbifrons Smith, 1947
Cirripectes reticulatus Fowler, 1946
Cirripectus castaneus (Valenciennes, 1836)
Cirripectus gibbifrons Smith, 1947
Salarias castaneus Valenciennes, 1836
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