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Microspathodon dorsalis


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lexID:
4776 
AphiaID:
281572 
Scientific:
Microspathodon dorsalis 
German:
Riesen-Riffbarsch 
English:
Giant Damselfish 
Category:
Pomacentridi 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacentridae (Family) > Microspathodon (Genus) > dorsalis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Gill, ), 1862 
Occurrence:
Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala, Nigeria, Columbia, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Panama, Alaska , Cocos Island, Galapagos , Golfo della California, Honduras, Messico (Pacifico orientale) 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
bis zu 31cm 
Temperature:
15°C - 31°C 
Food:
Aquatic plant, Alghe, Detriti, fitoplancton, invertebrati 
Tank:
~ 1000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Solo per acquariofili esperti 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-12-09 09:33:30 

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(Gill, 1862)

Distribution:
Eastern Pacific: central Gulf of California to Malpelo Island (Colombia), including the Revillagigedo, Cocos and the Galapagos islands.

Biology:
Adults inhabit rocky reefs, below the surf zone. Feed mainly on low-profile, attached algae.
Defend both feeding and reproductive territories by driving off other fishes and divers who come too close.
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.
Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Synonymised taxa:
Hypsypops dorsalis Gill, 1862
Microspathodon azurissimus Jordan & Starks, 1895
Microspathodon cinereus Gilbert, 1890
Pomacentrus quadrigutta Gill, 1862

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