Cephalopholis oligosticta Vermilion hind
Cephalopholis oligostictais commonly referred to as Vermilion hind. Difficulty in the aquarium: suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
- Cephalopholis oligosticta
- Vermilion Hind
- Family tree:
- Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Serranidae (Family) > Cephalopholis (Genus) > oligosticta (Species)
- Initial determination:
- Randall & Ben-Tuvia, 1983
- Djibouti, Eritrea, Sudan, (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Arafura Sea, Australia, Caroline Island, Christmas Islands, Comores, Cook Islands, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Gulf of Aqaba / Gulf of Eliat, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Lord Howe Island, Malaysia, Marquesas Islands, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Northern Mariana Islands, Okinawa, Pakistan, Palau, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Raja Amat, Red Sea, Réunion , Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tansania, the Andaman Sea, The Bangai Archipelago, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Seychelles, Timor, Tonga, Tuvalu, Yemen
- up to 11.81" (30 cm)
- 71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C)
- Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Krill, Mysis, Predatory, Rock shrimps, Schrimps
- suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only
- Toxic hazard unknown
- Not evaluated
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- Meerwasser-Lexikon Team
- 2014-07-06 17:33:42
- 2014-07-06 17:33:42
Randall & Ben-Tuvia, 1983
Cephalopholis oligosticta could be a colourful eyespot in each tank, its body has a orange-red colour and is covered with plenty blue dots and its pectoral fins have some blue stripes.
This hind needs a diet that consists mainly of small fishes and some small crustaceans.
Best left in the wild.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Serranidae (Family) > Epinephelinae (Subfamily) > Cephalopholis (Genus)
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