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  • Matt Pedersen's MBI Stats
    Approved Reports: 76
    Points: 4975 pnts
    Award Level:  Advanced Breeder
    Total Posts: 3450
    MBI Join Date: 2/27/2009 5:59:41 PM
    Last Login: 12/7/2015 9:03:49 PM
    Location: Duluth, MN
    MBI Site: Lake Superior Marine Aquarium Club
  • Species Data
    Species: Oxymonacanthus longirostris
    Has Successfully been bred and raised in captivity
    Reference: http://www.lsmac.org/smf/index.php?topic=140.0
    Class: D
    Synonyms: Balistes hispidus longirostris
    Environment: Reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 4 - 30 m (Ref. 1602 )
    Size/Weight/Age: Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710 )
    Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa south to Maputo, Mozambique (Ref. 4421 ) and east to Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia, and Tonga. Replaced by Oxymonacanthus halli in the Red Sea.
    Description: Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 31 - 35; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 29 - 32. Ventral rudiment absent; bristles on caudal peduncle of males longer than others on body (Ref. 37816 ).
    Biology: Occurs in clear lagoon and seaward reefs from 0.5 to at least 30 m. Found in pairs or small groups and nests near bases of dead corals, often on clumps of algae. Monogamous (Ref. 52884, 48637). Feeds exclusively on Acropora polyps. Feeding takes place throughout the day becoming less towards the evening (Ref. 46144 ).
    Data Sheet: http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/speciesSummary.php?ID=6559
    WoRMS: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxlist&tName=Oxymonacanthus longirostris
    Classification Request: Click to View Classification Request

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