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Coccotropsis gymnoderma Smooth-skin scorpionfish


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lexID:
8669 
AphiaID:
209278 
Scientific:
Coccotropsis gymnoderma 
German:
Skorpionsfisch, Wespenfisch 
English:
Smooth-skin Scorpionfish 
Category:
Scorpionfishes/Stonefishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Tetrarogidae (Family) > Coccotropsis (Genus) > gymnoderma (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Gilchrist, ), 1906 
Occurrence:
Endemic species, South-Africa 
Sea depth:
9 - 108 Meter 
Size:
up to 1.97" (5 cm) 
Temperature:
- (18,5°C - 20,5°C) 
Food:
Fish larvae, Invertebrates, Mysis, Zoobenthos 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-06-28 13:08:12 

Toxicity


Coccotropsis gymnoderma is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Coccotropsis gymnoderma, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

This message appears for poisonous, very poisonous and also animals whose poison can kill you immediately. Every human reacts differently to poisons. Please therefore weigh the risk for yourself AND your environment very carefully, and never act lightly!

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Husbandry

(Gilchrist, 1906)

The smoothskin scorpionfish is endemic in South Africa and is only found from the Cape Peninsula to Algoa Bay in a depth range of 9-110 meters.

Coccotropsis gymnoderma is a small well camouflaged fish, with an orange body having a distinctive cream patch to the rear.
It`s head has a pleated, wrinkled appearance, the dorsal fin has spines and the head may occasionally be pinkish.

This fish is common on reefs but is seldom spotted due to its cryptic colouring and sedentary habits. It is usually not solitary.
Source: wikipedia

Synonym:
Tetraroge gymnoderma Gilchrist, 1906

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Scorpaenoidei (Suborder) > Tetrarogidae (Family) > Coccotropsis (Genus) > Coccotropsis gymnoderma (Species)

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