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Opistognathus rhomaleus


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lexID:
8077 
AphiaID:
276473 
Scientific:
Opistognathus rhomaleus 
German:
Riesen-Brunnenbauer 
English:
Giant Jawfish 
Category:
Kæbefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Opistognathidae (Family) > Opistognathus (Genus) > rhomaleus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Jordan & Gilbert, 1882 
Occurrence:
Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Californiske golf, Honduras, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), Nicaragua, Revillagigedo 
Sea depth:
3 - 70 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 51cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Zoobenthos, invertebrater, zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2015-03-01 18:08:44 

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Opistognathus rhomaleus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Very special thanks for the first two photos of Opistognathus rhomaleus to the famous ichthyologist Dr. Gerry R, Allen from Australia.

Best left in the wild.

Synonym:
Opisthognathus rhomaleus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

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

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