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  • Tanner Smith's MBI Stats
    Approved Reports: 16
    Points: 315 pnts
    Award Level:  Novice Breeder
    Successes:
    Total Posts: 371
    MBI Join Date: 3/27/2015 8:31:14 AM
    Last Login: 11/13/2018 10:49:28 PM
    Location: GATE CITY, VA
    MBI Site: Marine Breeding Initiative (MBI)
  • Species Data
    Species: Doryrhamphus excisus
    Has Successfully been bred and raised in captivity
    Reference: http://coralmagazine.coverleaf.com/coral/20110506?pg=54#pg54
    Class: B
    Synonyms: Doriichthys excisus, Doryrhamphus excisus abbreviatus
    Environment: Reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 50 m (Ref. 30874 )
    Size/Weight/Age: Max length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710 )
    Distribution: Tropical; 30°N - 32°S Indo-Pacific and Eastern Pacific: Persian Gulf and East Africa to the west coast of the Americas.
    Description: Dorsalspines (total): 0; Dorsalsoft rays (total): 21-29; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 4. Superior trunk and tail ridges discontinuous; inferior trunk ridge ending on anal ring; lateral trunk ridge continuous with inferior tail ridge; body rings 17-19; tail rings 13-17. Also (Ref. 4281 ).
    Biology: Uncommon, cryptic species (Ref. 5227 ), prefers crevices in rocks and corals and areas beneath ledges (Ref. 28023 ). Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs to a depth of 45 m or more (Ref. 9710 ). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302 ). Often seen in pairs. Uses its tubelike snout to ingest small crustaceans and plankton (Ref. 28023 ). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205 ). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205 ).
    Data Sheet: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/speciessummary.php?id=5969
    WoRMS: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxlist&tName=Doryrhamphus excisus
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