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Girella nigricans

Girella nigricansis commonly referred to as Opaleye. Difficulty in the aquarium: suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Chris Grossman, USA

Opaleye (Girella nigricans), Santa Barbara Island, August 20-21, 2005


Courtesy of the author Chris Grossman, USA copyright: @Chris Grossman, diver.net Please visit diver.net for more information.

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lexID:
12070 
AphiaID:
280865 
Scientific:
Girella nigricans 
German:
Ruderfisch 
English:
Opaleye 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Kyphosidae (Family) > Girella (Genus) > nigricans (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Ayres, ), 1860 
Sea depth:
2 - 30 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 66cm 
Difficulty:
suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-04-11 09:23:57 

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Girella nigricans (Ayres, 1860)

Very special thanks for the first photo of Girella nigricans to Chris Grossman.

A resident intertidal species with homing behavior.
Can leave tide pools if aquatic conditions become inhospitable.
Also found near or over rocks and in kelp beds up to about 30 m depth. Feed mainly on seaweed, occasionally takes invertebrates.
For more Infos click to the Link to Fishbase.

Main reference
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)




External links

  1. Diver.net Chris Grossman's Underwater Photography (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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