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Prognathodes brasiliensis


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lexID:
438 
AphiaID:
273371 
Scientific:
Prognathodes brasiliensis 
German:
Brasilianischer Pinzettfisch 
English:
Brasiliensis Butterflyfish 
Category:
Sommerfuglefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Prognathodes (Genus) > brasiliensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Burgess, 2001 
Occurrence:
Brasilien, Vestlige Atlanterhav 
Size:
9 cm - 10 cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 24°C 
Food:
Artemia, Flagefoder, granuleret foder, Groft frostfoder, Mysis, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 700 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2007-03-16 15:13:47 

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Prognathodes brasiliensis also commonly referred as the Brazilian Longsnout Butterflyfish or the Brazilian Butterfly is endemic to the tropical Southwest Atlantic widely distributed in Brazilian waters. This fish prefers slightly cooler water temperatures. It is mostly found on a depth range of 20 to 35 m.

The Brazilian Longsnout Butterflyfish is rarely imported to the trade in Europe. Prognathodes brasiliensis is a very peaceful Butterfly, not shy and easy to care for.

Unfortunately are the most of the reef fishes of the Brazilian coast and its oceanic islands have remained poorly known.




Remarks:

Butterflyfish are not recommended for reefs as they will pick at or eat a wide variety of corals, fan worms, and other invertebrates. Most Butterflyfish are known to pick at Aiptaisia, a parasitic anemone.


Classification

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae
Genus: Prognathodes
Species: Prognathodes brasiliensis

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