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Chanos chanos Milkfish


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lexID:
9729 
AphiaID:
217625 
Scientific:
Chanos chanos 
German:
Milchfisch 
English:
Milkfish 
Category:
Other Fishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Gonorhynchiformes (Order) > Chanidae (Family) > Chanos (Genus) > chanos (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Forsskål, ), 1775 
Occurrence:
El Salvador, Hong Kong, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Sudan, Kuwait, Djibouti, Cocos Island (Costa Rica), (the) Maldives, Australia, Bahrain, Cambodia, China, Comores, Corea, Costa Rica, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Ecuador, Fiji, Galapagos Islands, Guam, Guatemala, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico (East Pacific), Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Philippines, Red Sea, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Mediterranean Sea, the Seychelles, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen 
Sea depth:
1 - 30 Meter 
Size:
39.37" - 70.87" (100cm - 180cm) 
Temperature:
59 °F - 109.4 °F (15°C - 43°C) 
Food:
Jellyfish, Plankton, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-05-23 08:44:42 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Chanos chanos are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Chanos chanos, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Chanos chanos, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Husbandry

Chanos chanos (Forsskål, 1775)

Found in offshore marine waters and shallow coastal embayments, but also frequently enter estuaries and occasionally penetrate freshwater streams. A marine species which enters estuaries and rivers. Adults occur in small to large schools near the coasts or around islands where reefs are well developed. Eggs and larvae are pelagic up to 2-3 weeks.

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Classification:
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Gonorhynchiformes (Order) > Chanidae (Family) > Chanos (Genus) > Chanos chanos (Species)

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