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Optivus agastos


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lexID:
11943 
AphiaID:
388762 
Scientific:
Optivus agastos 
German:
Sägebauch 
English:
Violet Roughy, Slender Roughy 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Beryciformes (Order) > Trachichthyidae (Family) > Optivus (Genus) > agastos (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gomon, 2004 
Occurrence:
New South Wales, Lord Howe Island, Tasman Sea, Tasmanien, Australien, New Zealand, Queensland 
Sea depth:
1 - 146 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 9,5cm 
Temperature:
15°C - 28°C 
Food:
Zoobenthos, Predatory, Carnivore, invertebrater, zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Has a poison harmful to health 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-09-07 18:53:33 

Toxicity

This is a general hint!
Optivus agastos has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Optivus agastos in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Optivus agastos. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

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Husbandry

Optivus agastos has a rounded body, reddish brown colour, and white and dark markings on opercles and fins.
This fish releases a toxic white substance through pores in the skin as a defensive measure when captured!

Similar species: Optivus agrammus (Gomon, 2004)

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