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Opistognathus whitehursti


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lexID:
295 
AphiaID:
276480 
Scientific:
Opistognathus whitehursti 
German:
Brunnenbauer - Kieferfisch 
English:
Dusky Jawfish 
Category:
Kæbefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Opistognathidae (Family) > Opistognathus (Genus) > whitehursti (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Longley, ), 1927 
Occurrence:
the Netherlands Antilles, Columbia, French Guiana, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Guatemala, Barbados, Panama, Cuba, Haiti, Suriname, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Anguilla, Antigua og Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brasilien, Britiske Jomfruøer, Californiske golf, Caribien, Cayman øerne, Curacao, Dominica, Dominikanske republik, Florida, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Martinique, Montserrat, Nicaragua, St. Kitts og Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent og Grenadinerne, Trinidad og Tobago, Turks og Caicos øerne, USA, Vestlige Atlanterhav, Virgin Islands, U.S. 
Sea depth:
1 - 60 Meter 
Size:
12 cm - 14 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 26°C 
Food:
Artemia, Groft frostfoder, Krill, Mysis, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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:
2018-07-31 17:48:18 

Husbandry

Opistognathus whitehursti (Longley, 1927)

As they will not move far away from their den, they can be kept very good in a riff-tank.
Will jump in the beginning so the tank needs to be covered.
Mouthbreeder!
Very rare.

Synonyms:
Gnathypops whitehursti Longley, 1927
Opisthognathus whitehursti (Longley, 1927)
Opisthognathus whitehurstii (Longley, 1927)
Opisthognothus whitenhursti (Longley, 1927)
Opistognathus whitehurstii (Longley, 1927)
Upsilonognathus chaplini Fowler, 1946

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Opistognathidae (Family) > Opistognathus (Genus) > Opistognathus whitehursti (Species)

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