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Malacoctenus gigas Sonora blenny

Malacoctenus gigasis commonly referred to as Sonora 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.


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lexID:
8671 
AphiaID:
281497 
Scientific:
Malacoctenus gigas 
German:
Beschuppter Schleimfisch 
English:
Sonora Blenny 
Category:
Blennies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labrisomidae (Family) > Malacoctenus (Genus) > gigas (Species) 
Initial determination:
Springer, 1959 
Occurrence:
Eastern Pacific Ocean, Gulf of California, Mexico (East Pacific) 
Size:
up to 5.12" (13 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Invertebrates, Zoobenthos 
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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2015-08-12 10:19:52 

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Springer, 1959

Very special thanks for the first photo of Malacoctenus gigas to Scott Trageser, http://www.naturestills.com/.

The Sonora blenny is endemic to the tropical Eastern Pacific and is found in the western and north-eastern Gulf of California,USA.

Malacoctenus gigas is a reef-associated species, that inhabits shallow reefs, and lives among seaweed to depths of 5 meters, where it feed benthic on invertebrates.

The Sonora blenny is one of the most common shallow reef blennioids in the northern Gulf of California!

Source: IUCN Red List

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Blennioidei (Suborder) > Labrisomidae (Family) > Malacoctenus (Genus) > Malacoctenus gigas (Species)

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage Scott Trageser (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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