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  • Dale Pritchard's MBI Stats
    Approved Reports: 24
    Points: 760 pnts
    Award Level:  Established Breeder
    Total Posts: 466
    MBI Join Date: 12/14/2010 5:25:45 PM
    Last Login: 2/22/2013 11:03:46 AM
    Location: Barrow in Furness, Cumberland
    MBI Site: Marinefish-uk.co.uk
  • Species Data
    Species: Premnas biaculeatus
    Has Successfully been bred and raised in captivity
    Reference: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/3608/1/1.pdf
    Class: B
    Synonyms: Chaetodon biaculeatus, Holocentrus sonnerat, Lutianus trifasciatus, Premnas epigrammata, Premnas gibbosus, Premnas semicinctus, Premnas unicolor, Sargus ensifer
    Environment: Reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 16 m (Ref. 9710 )
    Size/Weight/Age: Max length : 17.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710 ); common length : 13.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4966 )
    Distribution: Tropical Indo-West Pacific: Indo-Australian Archipelago including India, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, New Britain, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Australia (northern Queensland).
    Description: Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-18; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13 - 15. Has a distinctive prominent preopercular spine that extends across the head-bar. Juveniles and males bright red, females become maroon to nearly black (Ref. 37816 ). Males are much smaller than females (Ref. 48636 ).
    Biology: Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710 ), found mainly in protected coastal waters and lagoons. Typically found in pairs in which males are much smaller than females (Ref. 48636 ). Feeds primarily on zooplankton and benthic algae (Ref. 4966 ). Has been reared in captivity (Ref. 35404, 35413, 35420). Associated with the anemone Entacmaea quadricolor (Ref. 5911 ).
    Data Sheet: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/speciessummary.php?id=6632
    WoRMS: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxlist&tName=Premnas biaculeatus
    Classification Request: Classification Request Not Available

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