Variable sabretooth blenny
Petroscirtes variabilisis commonly referred to as Variable sabretooth blenny. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 8486 AphiaID: 219332 Scientific: Petroscirtes variabilis German: Säbelzahnschleimfisch English: Variable Sabretooth Blenny Category: Blennies Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Blenniidae (Family) > Petroscirtes (Genus) > variabilis (Species) Initial determination: Cantor, 1849 Occurrence: , Hong Kong Australia, Corea, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Palau, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, Vietnam Size: up to 5.91" (15 cm) Temperature: °F - 80.6 °F (°C - 27°C) Food: Algae, Aquatic plant, Copepods, Crustaceans, Detritus, Fish eggs, Fish larvae, Mysis, Predatory, Schrimps Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Related species at Catalog of Life:
Meerwasser-Lexikon Team Publisher:
Created: 2015-06-13 09:21:21
Last edit: 2015-06-13 09:21:21
Special thanks for the first photo of Variable sabretooth blenny to Ditch Townsend from GB.
Adults occur in seagrass beds of shallow lagoons and also in Sargassum rafts during or immediately after wet season.
This species feed primarily on small crustaceans and occasionally on scales from fishes.
Petroscirtes variabilis is replaced by Petroscirtes thepassi at Solomon Islands.
Dasson variabilis (Cantor, 1849)
Petrocirtes variabilis Cantor, 1849
Petroscirtes varibilis Cantor, 1849
Petroscrites variabilis Cantor, 1849
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Blennioidei (Suborder) > Blenniidae (Family) > Blenniinae (Subfamily) > Petroscirtes (Genus) > Petroscirtes variabilis (Species)
Husbandry know-how of owners