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Plagiotremus azaleus


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lexID:
4844 
AphiaID:
278234 
Scientific:
Plagiotremus azaleus 
German:
Säbelzahnschleimfische 
English:
Sabertooth Blenny 
Category:
Kutlinger 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Blenniidae (Family) > Plagiotremus (Genus) > azaleus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Jordan & Bollman, ), 1890 
Occurrence:
Peru, Ecuador, Californiske golf, Galapagos, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), Østlige Stillehav 
Size:
bis zu 10cm 
Temperature:
16°C - 27°C 
Food:
Parasitic 
Tank:
~ 500 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-11-25 18:22:31 

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(Jordan & Bollman, 1890)

Distribution:
Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Peru, including the Galapagos Islands.

Biology:
Lives in empty tube-worm snail shells, often extending the head from the opening. Feeds by joining loose groups of look-alike rainbow wrasse and darting out to nip at nearby fish, taking mucus and perhaps small bits of flesh.
The skin of larger fishes is the mainstay of the diet, although they are also known to eat eggs. Oviparous.
Eggs are demersal and adhesive. Eggs are attached to the walls of the parent's shelter and are brooded by the male parent

Synonymised taxa:
Plagiotremus azalea (Jordan & Bollman, 1890) (misspelling)
Runula azalea Jordan & Bollman, 1890

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