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Trachinotus blochii


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lexID:
2969 
Scientific:
Trachinotus blochii 
German:
Kurz- oder Stumpfnasen-Makrele 
English:
Goldfin Permit , Permit, Snubnose Pompan 
Category:
Carangues 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Carangidae (Family) > Trachinotus (Genus) > blochii (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lacepède, ), 1801 
Occurrence:
Northern Mariana Islands, Yemen, Jordan, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Lord Howe Island, the Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Wallis and Futuna, Israel, Kuwait, Mozambique, Djibouti, Timor, Norfolk Island, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Paracel-Islands, Irak, Cambodia, Mayotte, the Nicobar Islands, Gilbert Islands, Tuvalu, Papua, Raja Amat, Kiribati, Spratly Islands, Marquesas Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Eritrea, Tokelau, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Iran, Quatar, Sudan, Afrique du Sud, Arabie-saudite, Australie, Bahreïn, Bali, Bangladesh, British Indian Ocean Territory, Chine, Comores, Corée, Egypte, Fidji, île de Guam, île Maurice, îles de Cook, Îles de l’Amirauté, îles Ryuku, îles Salomon, Inde, Indonésie, Japon, Kenya, La Réunion, Madagascar, Malaisie, Maldives, Mer d'Adaman, Mer d'Arabie, Mer Rouge, Micronésie, Nauru, Nouvelle Calédonie, Océan Indien, Oman, Ouest de l'Océan Indien, Palau, Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée, Philippines, Queensland, Rodriguez, Samoa, Samoa américaines, Seychelles, Singapour, Somalie, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tansanie, Thaïlande, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam 
Sea depth:
7 - 55 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 110cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 29°C 
Food:
chair de moules, crabes, crevettes, escargots, Invertébrés, moules 
Difficulty:
niveau expert! très difficile à garder! 
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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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-06-06 11:57:59 

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Trachinotus blochii, also known as Shortnose mackerel or Snubnose pompano, can be found along the entire East African coast. From the Red Sea to Eritrea, south to Kenya and Mozambique to South Africa, east to Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion and the Seychelles. As a juvenile, they prefer sandy shorelines and bays, as a semi-adult specimens they are usually seen in small groups near reefs, very large adult specimens usually single.

In general, they are silver, usually paler ventrally. Large adult specimens often show a more orange tint. The head profile is very steep with a flattened mouth, the dorsal and anal fins are much larger (longer) than other "Pompanos" as they are also called.

The Snubnose pompano feed almost exclusively on other animals that live in sand, for example, all species of mollusks and other invertebrates with and without shell. Adult animals reach a size of up to 110 cm, for this reason they are not a fish for a "traditional" aquarium, however, be successfully maintained in some show aquariums.


Order: Perciformes
Family: Carangidae
Genus: Trachinotus
Species: Trachinotus blochii



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