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Astrapogon stellatus

Astrapogon stellatusis commonly referred to as Conchfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Serge Aucoin; Kanada

Foto: Jaragua National Park, Dominikanische Republik

Kardinalbarsch in seiner Wirtsmuschel
Courtesy of the author Serge Aucoin; Kanada

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lexID:
11887 
AphiaID:
279774 
Scientific:
Astrapogon stellatus 
German:
"Muschel"-Kardinalbarsch 
English:
Conchfish 
Category:
Kardinalfisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Apogonidae (Family) > Astrapogon (Genus) > stellatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Cope, ), 1867 
Sea depth:
1 - 40 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 8cm 
Temperature:
25°C - 28°C 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-03-16 08:06:59 

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Very special thanks for his wonderful photo of Astrapogon stellatus in its conch to Serge Aucoin.

The cardinalfish Astrapogon stellatus hides himself during the daytime in its host conch, Strombus gigas, Atrina rigida or Pinna carnea.
This relationsship is called "Commensalism", the cardinalfish gains the benefit of protection agains predatory fishes and the conch is not harmed.
During the night, the mouthbrooding fish leaves the conch to hunt small crustaceans like copepods and amphipods.

What a wonderful biological interaction between two species!

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 23.06.2021.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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