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Characteristics of Sphoeroides georgemilleri

Sphoeroides georgemilleri

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scientific name

Sphoeroides georgemilleri

First characterisation

1972 von Shipp

Identification

Anusfin

7

Breastfin

16

Backfin

8

„Diagnostic characters:A blunt-headed fish with heavy jaws forming a beak of 2 teeth in both upper and lower jaws. Dorsal and anal fins set far back near caudal fin; dorsal fin with 8 soft rays (no spines); anal fin with 7 soft rays (no spines); pectoral fin usually with 16 rays; pelvic fins absent. Prickles present from snout to posterior margin of pectoral fin dorsally, and chin to several millimetres anterior to anus ventrally, but absent laterally. Lappets absent. Colour: dorsally and laterally, basal pigmentation light grey or brown, with a few dark, poorly defined blotches; cheeks with uniform basal pigment, without distinct markings; ventral surface unpigmented. Size: Largest known specimen 120 mm.“ (Shipp 2002, S. 1997)

 

 

Watertype

Seawater

temperature

23 °C - 26 °C

Fishfood

snails
mussels
crustaceans

Special

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"Remarks: This is the least known and least collected of all WCA tetraodontids. It may be toxic.“ (Shipp 2002, S. 1997)

 

Last updated:

03-11-2007 19:29

Created:

20-04-2007 10:35

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