Acanthemblemaria asperais commonly referred to as Roughhead blenny. 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 75 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 4649 AphiaID: 279443 Scientific: Acanthemblemaria aspera German: Geweih-Hechtschleimfisch English: Roughhead Blenny Category: Pike- Tube- Flagblennies Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaenopsidae (Family) > Acanthemblemaria (Genus) > aspera (Species) Initial determination: (Longley, ), 1927 Occurrence: , Barbados Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Columbia, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Montserrat, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, USA, Virgin Islands, U.S. Sea depth: 1 - 18 Meter Size: up to 0.83" (2.1 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Brine Shrimps, Invertebrates, Zoobenthos Tank: 16.5 gal (~ 75L) 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:
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Western Atlantic: southeastern Florida (USA), Bahamas, and Yucatan, Mexico to the Greater Antilles and Panama. Antilles and western Caribbean
Almost always found in holes of corals. Feed on amphipods and copepods (Ref. 5521). Oviparous (Ref. 56066). Eggs are attached to the walls of the parent's shelter and are brooded by the male parent.
Acanthemblemaria arborescens Beebe & Tee-Van, 1928
Acanthemblemaria asper (Longley, 1927) (misspelling)
Paremblemaria aspera Longley, 1927
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