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Cyclichthys spilostylus Yellowspotted Burrfish, Spotbase Burrfish

Cyclichthys spilostylusis commonly referred to as Yellowspotted Burrfish, Spotbase Burrfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 2000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Spotbase Burrfish - Cyclichthys spilostylus,2020


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lexID:
3924 
AphiaID:
219967 
Scientific:
Cyclichthys spilostylus 
German:
Gelbflecken-Igelfisch 
English:
Yellowspotted Burrfish, Spotbase Burrfish 
Category:
Porcupinefishes/Burrfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Diodontidae (Family) > Cyclichthys (Genus) > spilostylus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Leis & Randall, ), 1982 
Occurrence:
Australia, Indo Pacific, Japan, New Caledonia, Philippines, Red Sea, South-Africa 
Sea depth:
3 - 90 Meter 
Size:
9.45" - 13.39" (24cm - 34cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 78.8 °F (24°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Clams, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Food specialist, Sea urchins 
Tank:
439.96 gal (~ 2000L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-01-10 12:05:47 

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(Leis & Randall, 1982)

Found in coastal waters near and around reefs at depths of 3m – 90m. Lives in seagrass habitats and coastal slopes with sponges. It is usually found under rock or coral ledges during the day and is active during the night, generally being solitary in nature. Juveniles are pelagic.

Red Sea to South Africa and east to southern Japan, the Philippines, Australia and New Caledonia. Also found around the Galapagos Islands and in the Mediterranean.

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