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Characteristics of Sphoeroides greeleyi

Sphoeroides greeleyi

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scientific name

Sphoeroides greeleyi

English Name

Green puffer

First characterisation

1900 von Gilbert

Identification

Fish size

~ 18 cm (15 cm)

Anusfin

7

Breastfin

14-15

Backfin

8

Zwei drittel des Kopfes und des Körpers weisen Gruppen von kleinen braunen Punkten auf. Die Schwanzflosse hat einen dicken, dunklen, wagerechten braunen Strich und darüber bzw. darunter einen helleren dünnen.

„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 with 14 or 15 rays; pelvic fins absent. Prickles present from snout to dorsal fin dorsally, and chin to anus ventrally.Lappets usually present. Colour: dorsally and laterally, basal pigmentation light cream colour, overlaid with dark, richly pigmented chocolate blotches of various sizes and shapes; ventral surface unpigmented. Size: Common to 100 mm, may reach 150 mm (...) Remarks: This species strongly resembles the very abundant checkered puffer, Sphoeroides testudineus, with which it is frequently taken." (Shipp 2002, 1998)

 

 

Watertype

Seawater

temperature

23 °C - 26 °C

Fishfood

snails
mussels
crustaceans

Additional fishfood information

"Feeds on slow moving shelled invertebrates." (Shipp 2002, 1998)

Biotop

„Abundant in very shallow water near mainland coasts of Central and northern South America and adjacent continental islands." (Shipp 2002, 1998)

Basin size

110 imp.gal.

Special

Diese Art ist möglicherweise giftig.

"It may be toxic.“ (Shipp 2002, 1998)

"No known fishery exists." (Shipp 2002, 1998)

"Sexually mature by 80 mm." (Shipp 2002, 1998)

Last updated:

03-11-2007 19:34

Created:

20-04-2007 10:40

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