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Hemiramphus marginatus Barred Halfbeak

Hemiramphus marginatusis commonly referred to as Barred Halfbeak. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
3544 
AphiaID:
220013 
Scientific:
Hemiramphus marginatus 
German:
Halbschnäbler 
English:
Barred Halfbeak 
Category:
Beloniformes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Beloniformes (Order) > Hemiramphidae (Family) > Hemiramphus (Genus) > marginatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Forsskål, ), 1775 
Occurrence:
Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Kuwait, Arabian Sea, Bahrain, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Israel, Japan, Mauritius, Ogasawara Islands, Quatar, Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, the Seychelles, Western Indian Ocean 
Sea depth:
0 - 20 Meter 
Size:
up to 11.81" (30 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 78.8 °F (22°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Algae, Copepods, Crustaceans, Daphnia salina, Fish larvae, Mysis, Plankton, Schrimps, Sea weed 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-01-16 17:57:19 

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Hemiramphus marginatus belongs to the halfbeaks. This family includes both marine as well as freshwater species and is recognizable by the characteristically enlarged lower jaw.

This halfbeak can be found in coastal waters rich in sea grasses and on sand flats, where it forms schools. The animals feed mainly on algae and sea grasses as well as plankton and the occasional small crustacean/fish fry. They reproduce in and around estuaries.

With 30 cm total length Hemiramphus marginatus is far too big for typical aquaria, especially considering that these schooling fish remain for the most part directly below the water line and need a correspondingly large surface area. With halfbeaks there is also the constant danger that collisions with the glass or the rough handling during catching and shipping result in typically fatal mandibular fractures.

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  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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