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Trichonotus elegans Long-rayed sand-diver

Trichonotus elegansis commonly referred to as Long-rayed sand-diver. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. A aquarium size of at least 2000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Sanddiver (Trichonotus elegans), 2018


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lexID:
4102 
AphiaID:
279119 
Scientific:
Trichonotus elegans 
German:
Sandtaucher 
English:
Long-rayed Sand-diver 
Category:
Sand diver 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Trichonotidae (Family) > Trichonotus (Genus) > elegans (Species) 
Initial determination:
Shimada & Yoshino, 1984 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, Bali, Coral sea, Fiji, Guam, Indonesia, Japan, Marschall Islands, Maumere, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Raja Amat, Sumatra, The Ryukyu Islands, Western Indian Ocean, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
10 - 40 Meter 
Size:
up to 7.09" (18 cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 77 °F (°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Food specialist, Zooplankton 
Tank:
439.96 gal (~ 2000L) 
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:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-09-18 18:36:15 

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Trichonotus elegans Shimada & Yoshino, 1984
Long-rayed sand-diver

Found in coastal reef slopes and deep outer reef lagoons in current channels. Usually in large groups with several large males. Found hovering above sandy slopes. Usually forms a harem of one male-phase fish and about a dozen female-phase fish. Normally buried when no current is running

Classification / Names
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) >
Perciformes (Perch-likes) >
Trichonotidae (Sanddivers)

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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