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Chilomycterus spinosus mauretanicus


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lexID:
4622 
Scientific:
Chilomycterus spinosus mauretanicus 
German:
"Mauretanischer Igelfisch" 
English:
Guinean burrfish 
Category:
Diodons 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Diodontidae (Family) > Chilomycterus (Genus) > spinosus mauretanicus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Le Danois, ), 1954 
Occurrence:
Uruguay, Sierra Leone, Afrique de l'Ouest, Angola, Atlantique Est, Le Cap-Vert 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
°C - 26°C 
Food:
crabes, crevettes, crevettes-barbier, escargots, Invertébrés, moules, mysis, nourriture vivante 
Tank:
~ 1000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Pour aquariophiles éprouvés 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2012-09-10 20:05:23 

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(Le Danois, 1954)

Distribution:
Eastern Atlantic: Cabo Blanco, Mauritania to Angola, with possible strays to South Africa.

Occurs mostly over sand and mud bottoms.
Feeds on hard-shelled invertebrates such as mollusks.
Sale of this species is banned in some countries due to belief that this species is poisonous (but documented proof is lacking).
Not consumed in Africa.

Synonymised taxa:
Atinga atinga mauretanicus Le Danois, 1954

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