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Sanopus astrifer

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Sanopus astrifer, Whitespotted toadfish, Glover's Reef, Belize, Copyright Paddy Ryan

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lexID:
9138 
AphiaID:
282657 
Scientific:
Sanopus astrifer 
German:
Weißgefleckter Krötenfisch,Froschfisch 
English:
Whitespotted Toadfish,Starry Toadfish 
Category:
Poissons-Crapauds 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Batrachoidiformes (Order) > Batrachoididae (Family) > Sanopus (Genus) > astrifer (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Robins & Starck, ), 1965 
Occurrence:
Atlantique Central, Atlantique Ouest, Belize, Caraïbes 
Size:
bis zu 24.5cm 
Temperature:
°C - 25°C 
Food:
Predatory, arénicole, crabes, escargots, poissons (petits poissons), tourteaux 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-01-10 13:53:37 

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Sanopus astrifer (Robins & Starck, 1965)

The body is dark brown, reddish brown to almost black with a paler belly. The head is densely covered with small white speckles. On the body are lateral lines with white spots along its length anf random white speckles on the fins.

The Whitespotted Toadfish is endemic to Belize. This toadfish occurs around hard structure on coral reefs,can be found to depths of 5-30 m.

Sanopus astrifer feeds on small fishes,crustaceans,molloscs and polychaete worms.

Synonyme:
Opsanus astrifer

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Batrachoidiformes (Order) > Batrachoididae (Family) > Batrachoidinae (Subfamily) > Sanopus (Genus) > Sanopus astrifer (Species)

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