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Prognathodes obliquus

Prognathodes obliquusis commonly referred to as Oblique butterflyfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Animale per esperti!! quasi impossibile da mantenere bene. A aquarium size of at least 800 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
1433 
AphiaID:
273377 
Scientific:
Prognathodes obliquus 
German:
St.-Paul-Pinzettfisch 
English:
Oblique Butterflyfish 
Category:
Pesci farfalla 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Prognathodes (Genus) > obliquus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lubbock & Edwards, ), 1980 
Sea depth:
55 - 100 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 15cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 26°C 
Tank:
~ 800 Liter 
Difficulty:
Animale per esperti!! quasi impossibile da mantenere bene 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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More related species
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-08-31 18:19:32 

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Prognathodes obliquus also known as the Oblique Butterflyfish is an endemic deep water reef fish only known from St. Peter and St. Paul rocks/Brazil. It has a chocolate brown body with a triangular white patch on upper rear corner of body and adjacent dorsal fin; caudal fin white; lateral line scales silver.

The Oblique Butterflyfish is usually found in small schools of maximum 6 individuals on vertical rock faces.

St. Peter and St. Paul Islets are the only place on earth where the abyssal mantle rock is exposed in the surface, emerging from a depth of over 4000 meters. This small Equatorial Atlantic archipelago is located 1010 Km away from Natal and has a research field station maintained by the brazilian navy. Its isolation is believed to have prevented the settlement of many species but favoured endemism in the ones that made it, such as the Prognathodes obliquus.


Classification

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae
Genus: Prognathodes
Species: Prognathodes obliquus

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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