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lexID: 9993 AphiaID: 278893 Scientific: Cheilodipterus nigrotaeniatus German: Kardinalbarsch English: Mimic Cardinalfish Category: Cardinalfishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Apogonidae (Family) > Cheilodipterus (Genus) > nigrotaeniatus (Species) Initial determination: Smith & Radcliffe, 1912 Occurrence: Australia, Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, Komodo (Komodo Island), Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Raja Amat, Solomon Islands, Sulawesi, The Bangai Archipelago, Togean Islands, West Papua Sea depth: 2 - 25 Meter Size: up to 3.94" (10 cm) Temperature: 32 °F - 82.4 °F (0°C - 28°C) Food: Copepods, Crustaceans, Daphnia salina, Fish (little fishes), Fish larvae, Invertebrates, Mysis, Schrimps 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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Created: 2016-10-06 17:53:45
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Smith & Radcliffe, 1912
Very special thanks for the first photos of Halichoeres papilionaceus to Prof. Dr. Arthur R. Bos,The American University in Cairo, Egypt and Department of Marine Zoology NATURALIS Biodiversity Center, Leiden, Netherlands and Jim Greenfield, UK.
Cheilodipterus nigrotaeniatus is apparently a Batesian mimic of the saber-toothed blenny Meiacanthus grammistes.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Apogonidae (Family) > Apogoninae (Subfamily) > Cheilodipterus (Genus) > Cheilodipterus nigrotaeniatus (Species)
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