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Canthigaster supramacula West African sharpnose-puffer

Canthigaster supramaculais commonly referred to as West African sharpnose-puffer. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 100 Liter is recommended.


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lexID:
4628 
AphiaID:
275266 
Scientific:
Canthigaster supramacula 
German:
"Westafrikanischer Spitzkopfkugelfisch" 
English:
West African Sharpnose-puffer 
Category:
Pufferfishes/Globefishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Tetraodontidae (Family) > Canthigaster (Genus) > supramacula (Species) 
Initial determination:
Moura & Castro, 2002 
Occurrence:
Ghana, East-Atlantic Ocean, the Ivory Coast, West Africa 
Size:
up to 1.54" (3.9 cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 80.6 °F (°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimps, Bryozoans (sea mats), Clams, Cyclops, Daphnia salina, Invertebrates, Mysis, Snails, Starfishs, Worms, Zoobenthos 
Tank:
22 gal (~ 100L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-09-12 21:06:56 

Info

Moura & Castro, 2002

Eastern Central Atlantic: known only from off Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana.
May be more widespread along the tropical African coast.

Biology: Occurs in reefs

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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