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Priacanthus arenatus


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lexID:
4694 
AphiaID:
127005 
Scientific:
Priacanthus arenatus 
German:
Atlantischer Großaugenbarsch 
English:
Atlantic Bigeye 
Category:
Havbarser 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Priacanthidae (Family) > Priacanthus (Genus) > arenatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Cuvier, 1829 
Occurrence:
Puerto Rico, Columbia, Haiti, Jamaica, Benin, Senegal, Nigeria, Cuba, French Guiana, Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Togo, São Tomé e Principé, Congo, Cameroon, the Ivory Coast, Venezuela, Sierra Leone, Madeira, Ghana, Suriname, Angola, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Brasilien, Canada, Caribien, Cayman øerne, Dominikanske republik, Honduras, Kap Verde, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), Middelhavet, Nicaragua, Sydamerika, USA, Vestlige Atlanterhav, Østlige Atlanterhav 
Size:
35 cm - 50 cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 28°C 
Food:
Predatory, Zoobenthos, Hermit crabs, Fiske afkom, Krabber, Krill, Levende foder, Mantisrejer, Muslinger, Rejer, Skaldyr, Små fisk, Snegle, Søstjerner, Stenrejer, Taskekrabber, Würmer  
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Toxicity:
Has a poison harmful to health 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-10-03 13:11:16 

Toxicity

This is a general hint!
Priacanthus arenatus has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Priacanthus arenatus in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Priacanthus arenatus. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

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Husbandry

Cuvier, 1829

Distribution:
Tropical and tropically influenced areas of the Atlantic Ocean. Western Atlantic: Canada to Bermuda and at least North Carolina, USA southward to northern Argentina.
Eastern Atlantic: Madeira to northern Angola. Mediterranean:

Biology
Found on coral reefs and rocky bottoms.
Forms small aggregations near the bottom.
A nocturnal feeder, feeds mainly on small fishes, crustaceans and polychaetes.
Most of its prey are larvae.
Flesh considered excellent quality; marketed fresh.

Caution: Reports of ciguatera poisoning!

Synonymised taxa:
Priacanthus catalufa Poey, 1863
Priacanthus fulgens Lowe, 1838 (synonym)
Priacanthus insularum Johnson, 1862

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