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Galeoides decadactylus

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lexID:
4666 
AphiaID:
126997 
Scientific:
Galeoides decadactylus 
German:
Afrikanischer Fadenflosser, Fingerfisch 
English:
Lesser African Threadfin 
Category:
Övriga fiskar 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Polynemidae (Family) > Galeoides (Genus) > decadactylus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bloch, ), 1795 
Occurrence:
Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Gambia, West Sahara, Nigeria, the Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Senegal, Morocco, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Togo, Namibia, Gabon, the Canary Islands, São Tomé e Principé, Congo, Benin, The Gulf of Guinea, Algeriet, Angola, Kap Verde, Västafrika 
Sea depth:
10 - 70 Meter 
Size:
30 cm - 50 cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 28°C 
Food:
Worms, Zoobenthos, Sea squirts, Rock shrimps, Mantis shrimps, Detritus, Krabbor, Mysis, Räkor, ryggradslösa djur, Småfisk, Stjöstjärnor 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Near threatened (NT) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-03-28 22:51:00 

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(Bloch, 1795)

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Morocco to Angola, including the Canary Islands.
Sporadically known from Algeria and Namibia (Ref. 57343). Record from Mauritius is likely to be erroneous.


Biology
Occurs over sandy and muddy bottoms in shallow waters, frequently in brackish habitats.
Feeds on benthic invertebrates.
Sold fresh, dried salted or smoked.

Synonymised taxa:
Galeoides polydactylus (Vahl, 1798)
Polynemus astrolabi Sauvage, 1881
Polynemus decadactylus Bloch, 1795
Polynemus enneadactylus Cuvier, 1829
Polynemus polydactylus Vahl, 1798

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