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Heterostichus rostratus

Heterostichus rostratusis commonly referred to as Giant kelpfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. A aquarium size of at least 2000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Giant Kelpfish(Heterostichus rostratus),Santa Catalina Island ,July 15, 2005


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lexID:
5738 
AphiaID:
281075 
Scientific:
Heterostichus rostratus 
German:
Großer Kelbfisch 
English:
Giant Kelpfish 
Category:
Emblemaria e Acanthemblemaria 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Clinidae (Family) > Heterostichus (Genus) > rostratus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Girard, 1854 
Sea depth:
0 - 40 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 61cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Tank:
~ 2000 Liter 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
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:
2013-07-14 19:13:24 

Info

Girard, 1854

Found among rocks with large seaweeds, often in kelp. Young occur in schools while adults are solitary. Feeds on small crustaceans, mollusks and small fishes. Female attaches eggs to seaweeds, male guards them.

Host of Chondracanthus heterostichi Ho, 1972 ( ectoparasit) and
Lepeophtheirus parviventris Wilson C.B., 1905 ( ectoparasit)

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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