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Acanthostracion polygonius


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lexID:
3245 
AphiaID:
158919 
Scientific:
Acanthostracion polygonius 
German:
Waben-Kofferfisch 
English:
Honeycomb Cowfish 
Category:
Kuffertfisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Ostraciidae (Family) > Acanthostracion (Genus) > polygonius (Species) 
Initial determination:
Poey, 1876 
Occurrence:
Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Suriname, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Guatemala, Columbia, the Netherlands Antilles, Trindade and Martim Vaz, Venezuela, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Uruguay, French Guiana, Cuba, Panama, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Anguilla, Antigua og Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brasilien, Britiske Jomfruøer, Cayman øerne, Curacao, Dominica, Dominikanske republik, Florida, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Martinique, Mexikanske golf, Montserrat, Nicaragua, St. Kitts og Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent og Grenadinerne, Syd Afrika, Trinidad og Tobago, Turks og Caicos øerne, USA, Vestlige Atlanterhav, Virgin Islands, U.S. 
Sea depth:
3 - 80 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 50cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 27°C 
Food:
Sponges, Artemia, Koral polypper, Krill, Rejer, Stenrejer 
Tank:
~ 2000 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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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-09-11 20:11:27 

Toxicity


Acanthostracion polygonius is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Acanthostracion polygonius, 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

Acanthostracion polygonius Poey, 1876

Acanthostracion polygonius lives in the coral reefs of the Caribbean Sea. Their diet consists mainly of sponges, leather corals, tunicates, and shrimp.

Synonymised names:
Acanthostracion poligonos Poey, 1876 (misspelling)
Acanthostracion polygonia Poey, 1876 (misspelling)
Lactophrys polygonia (Poey, 1876)
Lactophrys polygonius (Poey, 1876) (misspelling)
Lactophrys saxatilis Mowbray, 1931

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