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Monacanthus chinensis


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lexID:
3369 
Scientific:
Monacanthus chinensis 
German:
Feilenfisch 
English:
Centreboard Leatherjacket , Fan-bellied Filefish, Fan-bellied Leatherjacket 
Category:
Filfisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Monacanthidae (Family) > Monacanthus (Genus) > chinensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Osbeck, ), 1765 
Occurrence:
Vietnam, Spratly Islands, Myanmar, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Paracel-Islands, New South Wales, Australia, Filippinene, Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Kina, Malaysia, Papa Ny Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor 
Sea depth:
5 - 50 Meter 
Size:
35 cm - 38 cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
Aiptasia, Alger, Artemia, Frossenmat , Mysis 
Tank:
~ 1500 Liter 
Difficulty:
Middels 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-07-31 17:55:30 

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Monacanthus chinensis (Osbeck, 1765)

Inhabits estuaries and on coastal and offshore reefs; also on weed bottoms and on trawling grounds. Found on muddy or silty substrates. Is an omnivore which feeds mainly on seagrass, algae, gammarid amphipods and caridean shrimps as well as on bryozoans, hydroids, ascidians, copepods, caprellid amphipods and tanaidaceans

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