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Apletodon barbatus

Apletodon barbatusis commonly referred to as Barbel clingfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: moyen. A aquarium size of at least 50 Liter is recommended.


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lexID:
3948 
AphiaID:
474940 
Scientific:
Apletodon barbatus 
German:
Bartel-Schildbauch 
English:
Barbel Clingfish 
Category:
Gobiesocidés 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Gobiesociformes (Order) > Gobiesocidae (Family) > Apletodon (Genus) > barbatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Fricke, Wirtz & Brito, 2010 
Size:
1 cm - 2 cm 
Temperature:
26°C - 28°C 
Tank:
~ 50 Liter 
Difficulty:
moyen 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2011-12-08 02:24:57 

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Apletodon barbatus is a small species of clingfish (1.4 cm) and can be found in shallow water in nature. Males have distinctive, large white barbels.

Little is known about keeping them in captivity, Apletodon barbatus should however, like other clingfish, feed on copepods and other small crustaceans. Some species in the family have been reported to eat frozen food.

Clingfish attach themselves to surfaces by means of their transformed ventral fins, swim little and stay small - all of which makes them ideal animals for nano tanks.

The photographs have been taken by Peter Wirtz on one of his expeditions and he has kindly allowed us to share them with you.

Systematik:
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Gobiesociformes (Order) > Gobiesocidae (Family) > Gobiesocinae (Subfamily) > Apletodon (Genus)

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz auf Medslugs (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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