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Chaenopsis schmitti Yellow-mouth pikeblenny

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Copyright Gerry R. Allen, Foto von den Galapagos-Inseln

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lexID:
8435 
Scientific:
Chaenopsis schmitti 
German:
Gelbmaul-Hechtschleimfisch 
English:
Yellow-mouth pikeblenny 
Category:
Blennies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaenopsidae (Family) > Chaenopsis (Genus) > schmitti (Species) 
Initial determination:
Böhlke, 1957 
Occurrence:
Columbia, Costa Rica, Galapagos Islands 
Size:
up to 3.15" (8 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Invertebrates, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2015-05-24 22:04:22 

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Böhlke, 1957

Very special thanks for the first photo of
Chaenopsis schmitti to Dr. Gerry R. Allen, he has taken the photo at GalapagosIslands.

Chaenopsis schmitti is a reef-associated species that inhabits worm tubes on sand and rubble substrate to depths of 30 meters.

Males blennies are territorial and vigorously defend their worm tube homes.
When courting, the male will assume the S-shape position and dart quickly back and forth from their place of shelter.
When threatened, the Yellow-mouth pikeblenny opens its enormous mouth, which significantly increases its apparent size to the invader.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Blennioidei (Suborder) > Chaenopsidae (Family) > Chaenopsis (Genus) > Chaenopsis schmitti (Species)

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