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Characteristics of Sphoeroides tyleri

Sphoeroides tyleri

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scientific name

Sphoeroides tyleri

English Name

Bearded puffer

First characterisation

1972 von Shipp

Identification

Fish size

~ 12 cm (10 cm)

Anusfin

7

Breastfin

15-16

Backfin

8

"A moderately blunt-headed fish with heavy jaws forming a beak of 2 teeth in both upperand lower jaws.Dorsal and anal fins set far back near caudal fins; dorsal fin with 8 soft rays (no spines), anal fin usually with 7 soft rays (no spines), pectoral fin with 15 or 16 rays; pelvic fins absent.Lappets are located laterally, concentrated near the ventrolateral body angle. Prickles present over most of body anterior to dorsal and anal fins. Colour: dorsally, a uniform tan coloration fading laterally and disappearing completely above the ventrolateral body angle; chin distinctly pigmented, very dark on either side with a light area medially. Size: Common to 100 mm, rarely to 125 mm." (Shipp 2002, S. 2005)

 

 

Watertype

Seawater

temperature

23 °C - 26 °C

Fishfood

snails
mussels
crustaceans

Biotop

"Taken in coastal areas and depths from 10 to 80 m, preferring sponge and shell bottom. Otherwise little is known of this rarely collected species." (Shipp 2002, S. 2005)

Basin size

110 imp.gal.

Special

Diese Art ist wahrscheinlich giftig.

"Apparently no fishery exists. (...) Remarks: Likely to be toxic." (Shipp 2002, S. 2005)

 

Last updated:

03-08-2011 23:43

Created:

20-04-2007 11:40

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