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Maxillicosta meridianus Southern Gurnard Perch

A Southern Gurnard Perch, Maxillicosta meridianus, in South Australia. Source: David Muirhead / MLSSA, mlssa.asn.au. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike



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lexID:
5485 
AphiaID:
281532 
Scientific:
Maxillicosta meridianus 
German:
Südlicher Knurhahn 
English:
Southern Gurnard Perch 
Category:
Scorpionfishes/Stonefishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Neosebastidae (Family) > Maxillicosta (Genus) > meridianus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Motomura, Last & Gomon, 2006 
Occurrence:
Tasmanien, Australia 
Size:
up to 3.15" (8 cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 77 °F (20°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Zoobenthos 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2013-05-19 01:00:21 

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Maxillicosta meridianus, Motomura, Last & Gomon, 2006


Maxillicosta meridianus, also known as the Southern Gurnard Perch, is endemic to south-eastern Australia. During the day it is usually buried in sandy channels, but is exposed at night.

Maxillicosta meridianus has a relatively shallow body that becomes increasingly compressed posteriorly. It has a large, slightly oblique mouth. Specimens shows at night three dark blotches or saddles on the back, a black blotch on the dorsal fin and pale brown spots on the caudal fin.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Scorpaenoidei (Suborder) > Neosebastidae (Family) > Maxillicosta (Genus) > Maxillicosta meridianus (Species)

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A Southern Gurnard Perch, Maxillicosta meridianus, in South Australia. Source: David Muirhead / MLSSA, mlssa.asn.au. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike
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