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Rypticus bistrispinus


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lexID:
4677 
AphiaID:
275958 
Scientific:
Rypticus bistrispinus 
German:
Seifenbarsch 
English:
Freckled Soapfish 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Serranidae (Family) > Rypticus (Genus) > bistrispinus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Mitchill, ), 1818 
Occurrence:
Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Bahamas, Brasilien, Florida, Karibien, Mexico (East Pacific), St. Lucia, USA, Västra Atlanten 
Size:
bis zu 15cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Worms, Krill, Mysis, Räkor, Skaldjur, Småfisk 
Tank:
~ 1000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Toxicity:
Has a poison harmful to health 
Related species at
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-09-25 18:41:06 

Toxicity

This is a general hint!
Rypticus bistrispinus has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Rypticus bistrispinus in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Rypticus bistrispinus. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

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Husbandry

Rypticus bistrispinus (Mitchill, 1818)

Inhabits sand, rubble and seagrass beds, where it uses dead conch shells and burrows under rocks; more common at islands than the continent.

Distribution:
Western Atlantic: southern Florida, USA and Bahamas to the Antilles and Brazil.

Solitary species, inhabiting sandy bottom strewn with rocks.
Rarely observed on reefs.
Like other soapfishes, it has special skin glands that produce an irritating, mildly toxic slime.

Description:
Dark red-brown above; side pale yellow or cream, with small, dark red-brown spots; belly creamy yellow.
3 spines on vertical edge of preopercle.

Synonyms taxa:
Bodianus bistrispinus Mitchill, 1818
Rypticus histrispinus (Mitchill, 1818) (misspelling)

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Serranidae (Family) > Grammistinae (Subfamily) > Rypticus (Genus) > Rypticus bistrispinus (Species)

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