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Meiacanthus luteus Yellow fangbelly, Gold-stripe Harptail Blenny

Meiacanthus luteusis commonly referred to as Yellow fangbelly, Gold-stripe Harptail Blenny. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 1000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Has a poison harmful to health.


Profilbild Urheber Rudie Hermann Kuiter, Aquatic Photographics, Australien

Copyright Rudie H. Kuiter, Foto Great Keppel Island, Queensland, Australien


Courtesy of the author Rudie Hermann Kuiter, Aquatic Photographics, Australien

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lexID:
8428 
AphiaID:
279314 
Scientific:
Meiacanthus luteus 
German:
Säbelzahnschleimfisch 
English:
Yellow Fangbelly, Gold-stripe Harptail Blenny 
Category:
Blennies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Blenniidae (Family) > Meiacanthus (Genus) > luteus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Smith-Vaniz, 1987 
Occurrence:
Australia, Great Barrier Reef 
Size:
up to 4.06" (10.3 cm) 
Temperature:
77 °F - 82.4 °F (25°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Zooplankton 
Tank:
219.98 gal (~ 1000L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Has a poison harmful to health 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2015-05-23 17:58:20 

Toxicity

This is a general hint!
Meiacanthus luteus has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Meiacanthus luteus in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Meiacanthus luteus. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

Info

Smith-Vaniz, 1987

Special thanks for the first photo of Meiacanthus luteus to Rudie H. Kuiter, Australia.

The Yellow fangbelly lives endemic to northern Australia from the North West Shelf, Western Australia, to Masthead Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, the fangbelly inhabits turbid coastal reefs in a depth range of 0 to 35 meters.

The Gold-stripe Harptail Blenny is a white blenny with a dark brown to black midlateral stripe running from the snout tip through the eye to the caudal-fin base, a dusky to dark brown stripe from above the eye running along the dorsal-fin base, with bright yellow coloration on the head and body between the two stripes.

Remarks:
This fangblenny has grooved dentary canines with associated buccal glands containing a toxin!
These poisonous canines provide considerable protection from predators allowing them to feed over a wide area including in the water column.

Source: Fishes of Australia

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Blennioidei (Suborder) > Blenniidae (Family) > Blenniinae (Subfamily) > Meiacanthus (Genus) > Meiacanthus luteus (Species)

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Fishes of Australia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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