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Petroscirtes fallax Yellow Sabretooth Blenny

Petroscirtes fallaxis commonly referred to as Yellow Sabretooth Blenny. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 250 Liter is recommended.


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lexID:
5605 
AphiaID:
279037 
Scientific:
Petroscirtes fallax 
German:
Säbelzahnschleimfisch 
English:
Yellow Sabretooth Blenny 
Category:
Blennies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Blenniidae (Family) > Petroscirtes (Genus) > fallax (Species) 
Initial determination:
Smith-Vaniz, 1976 
Occurrence:
Australia 
Size:
up to 3.94" (10 cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 82.4 °F (20°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Algae, Zoobenthos 
Tank:
54.99 gal (~ 250L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2013-06-05 21:30:32 

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Petroscirtes fallax (Smith-Vaniz, 1976)

Petroscirtes fallax, also known as the Yellow Sabretooth Blenny, has an elongate body and a blunt downward-pointing snout. The species is endemic to Australia, it occurs in coral reefs and sheltered coastal bays and estuaries from northern Queensland to southern New South Wales.

The Yellow Sabretooth Blenny has a single long-based dorsal fin. The mouth can be opened very wide to expose a pair of large curved canines at the front of the lower jaw. The species is yellow above and white below. There are three dark stripes on the head and body.

The species may be a mimic of the venomous Lined Fangblenny Meiacanthus lineatus.

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Blenniidae
Species: Petroscirtes fallax



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Ich habe diesen Fisch im Golf von Siam nähe Kosamet (Thailand) im Wasser gefangen also gibt es diese Fische nicht nur in Australin.Das Tier verhält sich friedlich im Gemeinschaftsbecken.Ich Betreue das Tier schon 6 Monate ohne erkennbare Probleme.
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