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Corniger spinosus Spinycheek soldierfish


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lexID:
9821 
AphiaID:
280402 
Scientific:
Corniger spinosus 
German:
Soldatenfisch 
English:
Spinycheek Soldierfish 
Category:
Squirrels & Soldiers 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Beryciformes (Order) > Holocentridae (Family) > Corniger (Genus) > spinosus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Agassiz, 1831 
Occurrence:
Suriname, Ascencion, St. Helena & Tristan da Cunha, Brazil, Cuba, East-Atlantic Ocean, French Guiana, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Caribbean, USA, West-Atlantic Ocean 
Size:
up to 9.06" (23 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 75.2 °F (22°C - 24°C) 
Food:
Fish (little fishes), 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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-07-06 16:38:41 

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Agassiz, 1831

Very special thanks for the first photos of Corniger spinosus to Dr. Ross Robertson and Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz.

Spinycheek soldierfish inhabits deep rocky slopes and reefs, presumably on hard bottoms.

Color: Uniform orange-red.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Beryciformes (Order) > Holocentridae (Family) > Myripristinae (Subfamily) > Corniger (Genus) > Corniger spinosus (Species)

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