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Hypleurochilus aequipinnis

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lexID:
4706 
AphiaID:
276311 
Scientific:
Hypleurochilus aequipinnis 
German:
Kammzahnschleimfisch 
English:
Oyster Blenny, West African Speckled Blenny 
Category:
Blennies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Blenniidae (Family) > Hypleurochilus (Genus) > aequipinnis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Günther, ), 1861 
Occurrence:
Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica, São Tomé e Principé, Puerto Rico, Cameroon, Afrique de l'Ouest, Amérique du Sud, Atlantique Est, Atlantique Ouest, Bahamas, Belize, Brésil, Caraïbes, Colombie, Floride, golfe du Mexique, Honduras, îles Caïmans, Kuba, Republique dominicaine, Sénégal, Togo, USA 
Size:
bis zu 7.5cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 28°C 
Food:
Zoobenthos, Amphipods, Hydrozoa polyps, Copepods, Sponges, Sea squirts, arénicole, artémias, cyclopes, Daphnia salina, Invertébrés, mysis 
Tank:
~ 150 Liter 
Difficulty:
facile 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-10-09 17:41:02 

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(Günther, 1861)

Distribution:
Western Atlantic: southern Florida, USA and Bahamas to northern South America; range reported to extend to Brazil.
Eastern Atlantic: not until 1979 was this species found again at the coast of Victoria in Cameroon and at Lomé in Togo.
Reported from Senegal and São Tomé Island.

Biology:
Occurs in mangroves, pilings and rocky shores, often in silty water.
Feeds on crustaceans, hydroids, bryozoans and pelecypods.
Oviparous, eggs are demersal and adhesive .

Synonymised taxa:
Blennius aequipinnis Günther, 1861

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