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Galeoides decadactylus

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lexID:
4666 
AphiaID:
126997 
Scientific:
Galeoides decadactylus 
German:
Afrikanischer Fadenflosser, Fingerfisch 
English:
Lesser African Threadfin 
Category:
Andre fisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Polynemidae (Family) > Galeoides (Genus) > decadactylus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bloch, ), 1795 
Occurrence:
Namibia, Benin, Senegal, Cameroon, Morocco, Nigeria, the Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, the Canary Islands, Angola, Vestafrika 
Size:
30 cm - 50 cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 28°C 
Food:
Detritus, Sea squirts, Zoobenthos, invertebrater, Krabber, Mantisrejer, Mysis, Rejer, Små fisk, Søstjerner, Stenrejer, Würmer  
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-09-22 18:14:13 

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(Bloch, 1795)

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Morocco to Angola, including the Canary Islands.
Sporadically known from Algeria and Namibia (Ref. 57343). Record from Mauritius is likely to be erroneous.


Biology
Occurs over sandy and muddy bottoms in shallow waters, frequently in brackish habitats.
Feeds on benthic invertebrates.
Sold fresh, dried salted or smoked.

Synonymised taxa:
Galeoides polydactylus (Vahl, 1798)
Polynemus astrolabi Sauvage, 1881
Polynemus decadactylus Bloch, 1795
Polynemus enneadactylus Cuvier, 1829
Polynemus polydactylus Vahl, 1798

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