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Girella nigricans

Opaleye (Girella nigricans), Santa Barbara Island, August 20-21, 2005

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Courtesy of the author Chris Grossman, USA (copyright: @Chris Grossman, diver.net) Image detail

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Scientific:
Girella nigricans 
German:
Ruderfisch 
English:
Opaleye 
Occurrence:
Californiske golf, Centrale stillehav, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), Sydamerika, USA, Østlige Stillehav 
Size:
bis zu 66cm 
Food:
Aquatic plant, Sea weed, Alger, invertebrater 
Difficulty:
suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 

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Girella nigricans (Ayres, 1860)

Very special thanks for the first photo of Girella nigricans to Chris Grossman.

A resident intertidal species with homing behavior.
Can leave tide pools if aquatic conditions become inhospitable.
Also found near or over rocks and in kelp beds up to about 30 m depth. Feed mainly on seaweed, occasionally takes invertebrates.
For more Infos click to the Link to Fishbase.

Main reference
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)




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Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Kyphosidae (Family) > Girella (Genus) > nigricans (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Ayres, ), 1860 
Sea depth:
2 - 30 Meter 
Offspring:
None 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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