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Profile lexID: 4018 AphiaID: 277560 Scientific: Ctenochaetus flavicauda German: Doktorfisch English: Ctenochaetus Flavicauda Category: Acanturidi Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Acanthuridae (Family) > Ctenochaetus (Genus) > flavicauda (Species) Initial determination: Fowler, 1938 Occurrence: , United States Minor Outlying Islands , Moorea , Austral Islands , Line Islands , the Society Islands , Phoenix Islands , Marquesas Islands , Rapa , Kiribati Isola di Cook, Isole Tuamoto, Pacifico centrale, Pacifico occidentale, Picairns, Polinesia Francese, Rangiroa, Thaiti Sea depth: 10 - 30 Meter Size: 12 cm - 16 cm Temperature: 24°C - 26°C Food: Alghe, Artemia, Mangimi congelati (taglia grossa), Mysis Tank: ~ 600 Liter Difficulty: Animale non indicato per i neofiti Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Created: 2012-01-28 14:02:14
Last edit: 2017-11-07 08:55:02
Ctenochaetus flavicauda is a Tang from the Pacific Ocean. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. Inhabits coral reefs from the shallow waters to depths of at least 30 m.
It grows to a size of 11.8 cm (4.6 in) in length, making it the smallest ctenochaetus tang, and also the smallest acanthurid. As a juvenile it is a bright yellow color, as an adult it is reddish brown color with orange colored fine horizontal striping, the tail is white and the eye is ringed by bright yellow.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Acanthuridae (Family) > Ctenochaetus (Genus) > Ctenochaetus flavicauda (Species)
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