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Leiuranus semicinctus


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lexID:
5616 
AphiaID:
217572 
Scientific:
Leiuranus semicinctus 
German:
Schlangenaal 
English:
Saddled Snake-eel 
Category:
Näsålar 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Ophichthidae (Family) > Leiuranus (Genus) > semicinctus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lay & Bennett, ), 1839 
Occurrence:
Mozambique, India, Réunion , Norfolk Island, Lord Howe Island, Vietnam, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Marquesas Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Amerikanska Samoa, Andamanska Havet, Australien, Filippinerna, Franska Polynesien, Guam, Hawaii, Indiska Oceanen, Indonesien, Japan, Julöarna, Kina, Kokosöarna, Madagaskar, Maldiverna, Mauritius, Mikronesien, Nya Guinea, Östafrika, Palau, Papua Nya Guinea, Samoa, Seychellerna , Sydafrika, Taiwan, Tonga, Tuamotoöarna 
Size:
bis zu 66cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Zoobenthos, Rock shrimps, Krabbor, Räkor, ryggradslösa djur, Skaldjur, Småfisk 
Tank:
~ 2000 Liter 
Difficulty:
5 - Svår 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-06-09 17:21:04 

Husbandry

(Lay & Bennett, 1839)

Diet consists mainly of crustaceans and small fish.
Needs a high bed of sand to hide.
Noctural animal, that fedd on small fish , shripms and crustaceans.

Not jet seen in the trade.

Synonyme:
Leiuranus phoenixensis (Schultz, 1943)
Liuranus semicinctus (Lay & Bennett, 1839) (misspelling)
Machaerenchelys phoenixensis Schultz, 1943
Machaerenchelys vanderbilti Fowler, 1938
Ophisurus semicinctus Lay & Bennett, 1839

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