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Leiuranus semicinctus


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lexID:
5616 
AphiaID:
217572 
Scientific:
Leiuranus semicinctus 
German:
Schlangenaal 
English:
Saddled Snake-eel 
Category:
Ål 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Ophichthidae (Family) > Leiuranus (Genus) > semicinctus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lay & Bennett, ), 1839 
Occurrence:
Mozambique, India, Réunion , Norfolk Island, Lord Howe Island, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Vietnam, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Marquesas Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Amerikansk Samoa, Andamanhavet, Australien, Cook øerne, Filippinerne, Fransk Polynesien, Guam, Hawaii, Indiske ocean, Indonesien, Japan, Juleøerne, Kina, Madagascar, Maldiverne, Mauritius , Mikronesien , Ny Guinea, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Samoa, Seychellerne, Syd Afrika, Taiwan, Tonga, Tuamotuøerne, Øst Afrika 
Size:
bis zu 66cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Zoobenthos, invertebrater, Krabber, Rejer, Skaldyr, Små fisk, Stenrejer 
Tank:
~ 2000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-06-09 17:21:04 

Husbandry

(Lay & Bennett, 1839)

Diet consists mainly of crustaceans and small fish.
Needs a high bed of sand to hide.
Noctural animal, that fedd on small fish , shripms and crustaceans.

Not jet seen in the trade.

Synonyme:
Leiuranus phoenixensis (Schultz, 1943)
Liuranus semicinctus (Lay & Bennett, 1839) (misspelling)
Machaerenchelys phoenixensis Schultz, 1943
Machaerenchelys vanderbilti Fowler, 1938
Ophisurus semicinctus Lay & Bennett, 1839

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