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Brotula barbata Goatsbeard brotula, Atlantic Bearded Brotula

Brotula barbatais commonly referred to as Goatsbeard brotula, Atlantic Bearded Brotula. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. A aquarium size of at least 20000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
4388 
AphiaID:
159067 
Scientific:
Brotula barbata 
German:
Bartmännchen 
English:
Goatsbeard Brotula, Atlantic Bearded Brotula 
Category:
Fishcusk-eel  
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Ophidiiformes (Order) > Ophidiidae (Family) > Brotula (Genus) > barbata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bloch & Schneider, ), 1801 
Occurrence:
Suriname, West Sahara, Ghana, Benin, Gambia, Angola, Anguilla, Bermuda, Bolivia, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Congo, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Africa, French Guiana, Gabon, Guyana, Honduras, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Lord Howe Island, Mauritania, Montserrat, Nigeria, Pitcairn Islands, Red Sea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, São Tomé e Principé, Sierra Leone, the British Isles, the Cayman Islands, the Netherlands Antilles, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Venezuela 
Sea depth:
- 650 Meter 
Size:
11.81" - 35.43" (30cm - 90cm) 
Weight:
8,5 kg 
Temperature:
32 °F - 77 °F (0°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Hermit crabs, Lobster, Mantis shrimps, Rock lobster, Schrimps, Snails 
Tank:
4399.57 gal (~ 20000L) 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
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:
2020-01-18 17:33:18 

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Goatsbeard brotula

A nocturnal species, rarely seen for it lives in caves and crevices during the day and periodically emerges from cover at night to feed on crustaceans, mainly crabs, and fishes.

Classification / Names
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) >
Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) >
Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels) >
Brotulinae

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Homepage Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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