African Eel Blenny, Spotted Snakelet
Haliophis guttatusis commonly referred to as African Eel Blenny, Spotted Snakelet. Difficulty in the aquarium: Easy. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 13951 AphiaID: 218321 Scientific: Haliophis guttatus German: Afrikanischer Aalblenny, Afrikanischer Aalbarsch English: African Eel Blenny, Spotted Snakelet Category: Blennies Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pseudochromidae (Family) > Haliophis (Genus) > guttatus (Species) Initial determination: (Forsskål, ), 1775 Occurrence: , Sudan , Djibouti , Suez-Kanal , Eritrea Comores, East Africa, Egypt, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Aqaba / Gulf of Eliat, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Red Sea, Réunion , Saudi Arabia, Socotra Arch, Somalia, Tansania, Western Indian Ocean, Yemen Sea depth: 1 - 15 Meter Size: 15,5 cm Temperature: 77 °F - 84.38 °F (25°C - 29.1°C) Food: Amphipods, Carnivore, Copepods, Crabs, Crustaceans, Daphnia salina, Fish (little fishes), Fish eggs, Fish larvae, Krill, Mysis, Schrimps, Zoobenthos Difficulty: Easy Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2021-06-13 22:02:45
Last edit: 2021-06-14 09:06:50
Although Haliophis guttatus is known since 1775, the information about this fish is rather scarce, Haliophis guttatus belongs to the subfamily of eelpouts.
The animal lives hidden in intertidal rock pools coral and rock reefs, yet the diurnal species is rarely observed.
Haliophis guttatus is a diurnal cryptic marine species that inhabits the crevices of intertidal rock pools and coral reefs.
The fish is light brown with narrow dark stripes and dark brown spots and short stripes on the head to the gills.
Haliophis maculatus Not applicable
Muraena guttata Forsskål, 1775
Muraena maculata Lacepède, 1800
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