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Lithognathus mormyrus

Lithognathus mormyrusis commonly referred to as Sand steenbras. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 3000 Liter is recommended.


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lexID:
4531 
AphiaID:
127055 
Scientific:
Lithognathus mormyrus 
German:
Marmorbrasse 
English:
Sand Steenbras 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Sparidae (Family) > Lithognathus (Genus) > mormyrus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Size:
30 cm - 55 cm 
Temperature:
17°C - 25°C 
Tank:
~ 3000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-08-11 23:41:17 

Info

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay, Strait of Gibraltar and Mediterranean, Black, and Azov seas to Cape of Good Hope, South Africa and the Mozambique Channel.
Also found around the Canary Islands, Cape Verde and Madeira Is.
Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea; southern Mozambique to the Cape of Good Hope; not found in tropical east Africa.

Biology

Found on the shelf, over sandy and muddy bottoms as well as seagrass-beds and estuaries. Gregarious, sometimes forming sizeable schools. Feeds on worms, mollusks and small crustaceans. Protandric hermaphrodite. Flesh excellent; sold fresh and dried.

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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copyright Christian Coudre, Frankeich
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