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Lethrinus atlanticus

Lethrinus atlanticusis commonly referred to as Atlantic emperor. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!.


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lexID:
4685 
AphiaID:
278633 
Scientific:
Lethrinus atlanticus 
German:
Großkopfschnapper 
English:
Atlantic Emperor 
Category:
Snappere 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Lethrinidae (Family) > Lethrinus (Genus) > atlanticus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Valenciennes, 1830 
Size:
30 cm - 50 cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 28°C 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-09-27 21:52:18 

Info

Valenciennes, 1830

Verbreitung
Eastern Central Atlantic: Senegal to Gabon; also Cape Verde, São Tome-Principe Islands, and Rolas Islands.
There is little doubt that only a single species of Lethrinus exists in the tropical western Atlantic.

Biology
Found in shallow coastal waters.
Feeds mainly on bottom-dwelling invertebrates. Marketed fresh, smoked and dried salted.
Abundant during the winter months.

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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