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Characteristics of Sphoeroides yergeri

Sphoeroides yergeri

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scientific name

Sphoeroides yergeri

English Name

Speckled puffer

First characterisation

1972 von Shipp

Identification

Fish size

12 cm

Anusfin

7

Breastfin

14

Backfin

8

Auf der ganzen oberen Körperfläche sind schwarze Flecken verteilt.

„A small, moderately blunt-headed fish with heavy jaws forming a beak of 2 teeth in each the upper and lower jaws. Dorsal and anal fins set far back near caudal fin; dorsal fin usually with 8 soft rays (no spines); anal fin usually with 7 soft rays (no spines); pectoral-fin rays usually 14; pelvic fins absent. Flanks with numerous light coloured lappets. Prickles present dorsally and ventrally, and sometimes laterally. Colour: dorsum a uniform grey or brown, replaced laterally by numerous tiny specks against a light background; belly white. Size: Small, rarely approaching about 120 mm.“ (Shipp 2002, S. 2006)


 

 

Watertype

Seawater

temperature

23 °C - 26 °C

Fishfood

snails
mussels
crustaceans

Biotop

„This is a little known species, occurring in clear waters (to 35 m) of the mainland Caribbean." (Shipp 2002, S. 2006)

Special

Diese Art ist wahrscheinlich giftig.

"There is no known fishery for the species. (...) Remarks: This species is so rarely collected that information on its biology and distribution is suspect, as well as its potential toxicity. However, its close relationship to the highly toxic bandtail puffer (Sphoeroides spengleri) suggests that its toxic level my be potent.“ (Shipp 2002, S. 2006)

 


Last updated:

03-11-2007 19:45

Created:

20-04-2007 11:43

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