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Pomatoschistus quagga


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lexID:
4506 
Scientific:
Pomatoschistus quagga 
German:
Quagga-Grundel 
English:
Quagga goby 
Category:
Kutlinger 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Gobiidae (Family) > Pomatoschistus (Genus) > quagga (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Heckel, 1837) 
Occurrence:
Middelhavet 
Size:
3 cm - 6 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 26°C 
Food:
For-Spesialist 
Tank:
~ 50 Liter 
Difficulty:
Vanskelig 
Related species at
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-08-04 22:46:57 

Husbandry

Common synonyms: none.

Length: 3 - 4 cm.

Colouration
Yellowish with dark spots on head and back. Laterally 4 (males) or 3 (females) dark bands across. Triangular dark spot on base of caudal fin. Mature females with yellow belly (ripe eggs shining through). Triangular dark bars beween eys and mouth. No black spot in D1.

Description
Large eyes. Caudal fin slightly emarginate (otherwise only in P. knerii). Praedorsal area and breast naked.


Food
Planktivorous?

Reproduction
Spawning season April to July.

Habitat
5 - 120 m. Sandy bottoms and sea grass. Free swimming 10 - 50 cm above the bottom. In danger they flee to the ground. Common to very common in some regions

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