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Monocentris japonica Pineconefish

Monocentris japonicais commonly referred to as Pineconefish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Experts only! Very hard to keep. A aquarium size of at least 800 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Monocentris japonicus, 2015


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lexID:
2045 
AphiaID:
221357 
Scientific:
Monocentris japonica 
German:
Japanischer Zapfenfisch 
English:
Pineconefish 
Category:
Pineapplefishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Beryciformes (Order) > Monocentridae (Family) > Monocentris (Genus) > japonica (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Houttuyn, ), 1782 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, Arafura Sea, Australia, Bali, Cambodia, China, Comores, Corea, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Irak, Israel, Japan, Lesser Sunda Islands, Madagascar, Mauritius, New Caledonia, New South Wales (Australia), New Zealand, Northern Territory (Australia), Ogasawara Islands, Red Sea, Réunion , South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Taiwan, the Andaman Sea, the Kermadec Islands, Timor, Vietnam, Western Australia, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
1 - 250 Meter 
Size:
up to 6.69" (17 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Food specialist, Frozen Food (large sort), Living Food 
Tank:
175.98 gal (~ 800L) 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
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:
2018-12-27 11:33:52 

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Monocentris japonica (Houttuyn, 1782)

Body yellow, scales outlined in black; lower jaw black. There is a pair of light organs each side of chin. Found in the sublittoral zone, under ledges and caves of rocky reefs.

Synonymised names:
Gasterosteus japonicus Houttuyn, 1782
Monocentris carinata Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Monocentris cataphracta (Thunberg, 1790)
Monocentris japonicus (Houttuyn, 1782) (misspelling)
Monocentrus japonicus (Houttuyn, 1782) (misspelling)
Sciaena cataphracta Thunberg, 1790 (synonym)
Sciaena japonica cataphracta Thunberg, 1790

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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