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Sphoeroides annulatus

Sphoeroides annulatusis commonly referred to as Bullseye puffer. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 2000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic.


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lexID:
4775 
AphiaID:
275272 
Scientific:
Sphoeroides annulatus 
German:
Kugelfisch 
English:
Bullseye Puffer 
Category:
Kuglefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Tetraodontidae (Family) > Sphoeroides (Genus) > annulatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Jenyns, ), 1842 
Sea depth:
10 - 60 Meter 
Size:
18 cm - 44 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Tank:
~ 2000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-04-23 17:04:00 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Sphoeroides annulatus are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Sphoeroides annulatus, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Sphoeroides annulatus, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Toxicity


Sphoeroides annulatus is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Sphoeroides annulatus, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

This message appears for poisonous, very poisonous and also animals whose poison can kill you immediately. Every human reacts differently to poisons. Please therefore weigh the risk for yourself AND your environment very carefully, and never act lightly!

Info

(Jenyns, 1842)

Distribution:
Eastern Pacific: California, USA to Pisco, Peru and the Galapagos Islands.

Biology:
Found on soft bottom.
Juveniles inhabit estuaries.
Makes a loud grating noise.

Synonymised taxa:
Liosaccus melanostictus Fowler, 1944
Tetrodon annulatus Jenyns, 1842

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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