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Apogon affinis

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lexID:
4757 
AphiaID:
272968 
Scientific:
Apogon affinis 
German:
Großzahn Kardinalbarsch 
English:
Bigtooth Cardinalfish 
Category:
Kardinalfisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Apogonidae (Family) > Apogon (Genus) > affinis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Poey, ), 1875 
Occurrence:
Suriname, Cuba, Jamaica, The Gulf of Guinea, Bahamas, Caribien, Cayman øerne, Florida, Kap Verde, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), USA, Vestlige Atlanterhav, Østlige Atlanterhav 
Size:
bis zu 11cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 26°C 
Food:
Copepods, Zoobenthos, Artemia, Artemia Nauplii, Cyclops, Daphnia Salina, Mysis, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 500 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-10-21 18:05:12 

Husbandry

(Poey, 1875)

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: southern Florida, USA and Bahamas to Venezuela; reported to reach Suriname (Ref. 13608). Eastern Central Atlantic: Gulf of Guinea. Reported from Cape Verde.

Biology
Adults prefer exposed deep reefs and rocky outcroppings (Ref. 7251). Eggs are incubated orally by both parents (Ref. 240). This is the only species in the genus Apogon with mouthbrooding done by males and females.

Synonymised taxa:
Cheilodipterus affinis (Poey, 1875)
Chilodipterus affinis Poey, 1875
Paroncheilus affinis (Poey, 1875)
Paroncheilus stauchi Smith, 1964

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