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Heterostichus rostratus


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lexID:
5738 
AphiaID:
281075 
Scientific:
Heterostichus rostratus 
German:
Großer Kelbfisch 
English:
Giant Kelpfish 
Category:
Pike-, tube- and flagblennies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Clinidae (Family) > Heterostichus (Genus) > rostratus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Girard, 1854 
Occurrence:
Californiske golf, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), USA 
Sea depth:
0 - 40 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 61cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Muslinger, Rejer, Skaldyr, Små fisk, Snegle, Stenrejer 
Tank:
~ 2000 Liter 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-07-14 19:13:24 

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Girard, 1854

Found among rocks with large seaweeds, often in kelp. Young occur in schools while adults are solitary. Feeds on small crustaceans, mollusks and small fishes. Female attaches eggs to seaweeds, male guards them.

Host of Chondracanthus heterostichi Ho, 1972 ( ectoparasit) and
Lepeophtheirus parviventris Wilson C.B., 1905 ( ectoparasit)

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