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Microspathodon frontatus

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lexID:
4795 
Scientific:
Microspathodon frontatus 
German:
"Guinea"-Riffbarsch" 
English:
Guinean damselfish 
Category:
Jomfrufisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacentridae (Family) > Microspathodon (Genus) > frontatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Emery, 1970 
Occurrence:
Equatorial Guinea, São Tomé e Principé, Cameroon, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Togo, The Gulf of Guinea, Vestafrika, Øst Afrika 
Size:
bis zu 17cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Sea weed, Aquatic plant, Alger, Noritang 
Tank:
~ 1000 Liter 
Difficulty:
medium 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-10-31 18:39:52 

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Emery, 1970

Distribution:
Eastern Atlantic: including Fernando Poo and Annobon Islands, in the Gulf of Guinea and north to Ghana.

Biology:
Adults inhabit rocks and rubble on inshore reefs. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.
Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

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