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Opistognathus rufilineatus

Opistognathus rufilineatusis commonly referred to as Jawfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Easy. A aquarium size of at least 500 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
5518 
AphiaID:
398499 
Scientific:
Opistognathus rufilineatus 
German:
Brunnenbauer 
English:
Jawfish 
Category:
Kæbefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Opistognathidae (Family) > Opistognathus (Genus) > rufilineatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Smith-Vaniz & Allen, 2007 
Sea depth:
2 - 35 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 7.5cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 28°C 
Tank:
~ 500 Liter 
Difficulty:
Easy 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-03-28 18:16:56 

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Opistognathus rufilineatus Smith-Vaniz & Allen, 2007

Very special thanks for the photo to Dr. Mark Erdmann.

Opistognathus rufilineatus, also known as Spotted Pug, typically reside in burrows they construct in sandy substrate. They will stuff their mouths with sand and spit it out elsewhere, slowly creating a tunnel. Using the protection of these burrows, these fish will hover, feeding on plankton or other small organisms, ready to dart back in at the first sign of danger. They are territorial of the area around their burrows.

Opistognathus rufilineatus are found mostly between coral rubble or sandy soils widespread in the Indo-West Pacific, Papua New Guinea and north-west Australia.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Opistognathidae (Family) > Opistognathus (Genus) > Opistognathus rufilineatus (Species)

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