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Arothron meleagris


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lexID:
2761 
AphiaID:
219926 
Scientific:
Arothron meleagris 
German:
Perlhuhn-Kugelfisch 
English:
Guineafowl Puffer, Guinea-fowl Pufferfish, White-spotted Balloon, White-spotted Puffer, White-spotted Pufferfish, Whitespotted Pufferfish 
Category:
Kuglefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Tetraodontidae (Family) > Arothron (Genus) > meleagris (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Anonymous, ), 1798 
Occurrence:
Lord Howe Island, Peru, Columbia, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), El Salvador, Northern Mariana Islands, the Society Islands, Papua, Austral Islands, Guatemala, Réunion , Maumere, Chile, Mozambique, Ecuador, Ogasawara Islands, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Lesser Sunda Islands, Tansania, West Coast USA, Marquesas Islands, Midway Islands, Costa Rica, Niue, Gambier Islands, Panama, Amerikansk Samoa, Australien, Bali, Centrale stillehav, Cook øerne, Filippinerne, Fransk Polynesien, Galapagos, Guam, Hawaii, Honduras, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Japan, Juleøerne, Kina, Maldiverne, Marshall øerne, Mauritius , Mexiko (Øst Pacific), Mikronesien , Nicaragua, Ny Kaledonien, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Påskeøen, Pitcairns øgruppen, Ryukyu øerne, Samoa, Seychellerne, Sumatra, Syd Afrika, Taiwan, Tonga, Tuamotuøerne, Vestlige Indiske ocean, Vestlige Stillehav 
Sea depth:
1 - 73 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 50cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 27°C 
Food:
Bryozoans (sea mats), Hermit crabs, Carrion, Alger, Foderrejer, Groft frostfoder, invertebrater, Koral polypper, Mantisrejer, Muslinger, Rejer 
Tank:
~ 3000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-07-07 21:58:34 

Toxicity


Arothron meleagris is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Arothron meleagris, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

This message appears for poisonous, very poisonous and also animals whose poison can kill you immediately. Every human reacts differently to poisons. Please therefore weigh the risk for yourself AND your environment very carefully, and never act lightly!

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Husbandry

Arothron meleagris (Lacepède, 1798)

Arothron meleagris, also known as guineafowl puffer fish, is widespread found throughout the Indo-Pacific from the east coast of Africa to South Africa, east to Japan and Panama and the Gulf of California on the west coast of America.

Arothron meleagris owes its name "Guinea Fowl Puffer" the many white spots that cover its black body. There is also a yellow, not spotted color form, as to seen in our pictures above, but this is rarely found in its area of distribution.

Mainly they feed on coral polyps, but otherwise, he is not picky with his food and eats sponges, bryozoans, mollusks, crustaceans, tunicates, algae, foraminifera and detritus as well.

He's definitely not a candidate for a Coral Aquarium and should not be associated with other invertebrates as well.

Class: Percomorpha
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Tetraodontidae
Species: Arothron meleagris



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