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    Species: Acanthochromis polyacanthus
    Has Successfully been bred and raised in captivity
    Reference: http://www.marinebreeder.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=170&t=6624
    Class: A
    Synonyms: Abudefduf jordani, Acanthochromis polyacathus, Acanthocromis polyacanthus, Chromis desmostigma, Dascyllus polyacanthus, Heptadecanthus brevipinnis, Heptadecanthus longicaudis, Heptadecanthus maculosus, Homalogrystes guntheri
    Environment: Reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 65 m
    Size/Weight/Age: Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed;
    Distribution: Western Pacific: Indonesia and the Philippines to northeastern Australia and Melanesia.
    Description: Dorsal spines (total): 17; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14 - 16; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 14 - 16. Color pattern variable, ranging from entirely blackish to uniform pale gray.
    Biology: Inhabits inshore and offshore coral reefs (Ref. 9710 ). Also found in harbors, lagoons and outer reef slopes. The only pomacentrid species that lacks a pelagic larval stage. One of the very few marine fishes where fry are guarded by the parents (Ref. 9710, 48636). School as they grow and sub-adults are usually seen in small groups. Adults form pairs and are territorial when breeding (Ref. 48636 ). Monogamous (Ref. 52884 ).
    Data Sheet: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/speciessummary.php?id=6655
    WoRMS: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxlist&tName=Acanthochromis polyacanthus
    Classification Request: Click to View Classification Request

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