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Encheliophis homei Silver Pearlfish Indo-Pacific Messmate Fish

Encheliophis homeiis commonly referred to as Silver Pearlfish Indo-Pacific Messmate Fish. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Scott & Jeanette Johnson, Kwajalein Unterwater

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lexID:
10686 
AphiaID:
Scientific:
Encheliophis homei 
German:
Silberner Perlfisch , Silberner Eingeweidefisch 
English:
Silver Pearlfish Indo-Pacific Messmate Fish 
Category:
Other Fishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Ophidiiformes (Order) > Carapidae (Family) > Encheliophis (Genus) > homei (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Richardson, ), 1846 
Occurrence:
American Samoa, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Australia, Bali, China, Coral sea, East Africa, Eastern Indian Ocean, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Japan, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Red Sea, Réunion , Samoa, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), The Ryukyu Islands, the Seychelles, the Society Islands, Timor, Tonga, Vietnam, Western Australia, Western Indian Ocean 
Sea depth:
0 - 30 Meter 
Size:
up to 7.48" (19 cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 78.8 °F (°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Fish (little fishes), Fish larvae, Invertebrates, Mysis, Parasitic, Predatory, Schrimps, Worms 
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:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-03-13 21:21:29 

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Encheliophis homei (Richardson, 1846)

Pearlfishes have a translucent, scaleless eel-like bodie. The largest pearlfish are about 50 cm in length. They reproduce by laying oval-shaped eggs, about 1 mm in length.

Pearlfishes are live inside various types of invertebrates, including sea cucumbers, clams, starfish, or sea squirts.

Echiodon and Snyderidia - free-living
Carapus and Onuxodon - commensal
Encheliophis - parasitic

Synonymised names:
Carapus homei (Richardson, 1846)
Carapus neglectus (Peters, 1855)
Echeliophis homei (Richardson, 1846) (misspelling)
Fierasfer affinis Günther, 1862
Fierasfer brandesu (Bleeker, 1851) (misspelling)
Fierasfer homei (Richardson, 1846)
Fierasfer neglectum Peters, 1855
Oxybeles brandesii Bleeker, 1851
Oxybeles homei Richardson, 1846
Oxybelus brandesii Bleeker, 1851 (synonym)

External links

  1. Atlas of Living Australia (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  2. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. underwaterkwaj.com (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  4. Wikipedia (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  6. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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