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    Species: Amblygobius phalaena
    Has Successfully been bred and raised in captivity
    Reference: http://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/mo/moe.pdf

    Class: C
    Synonyms: Amblygobius phaelena, Amblygobius phalaene, Gobius annulatus, Gobius phalaena
    Environment: Reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 20 m (Ref. 1602 ), usually 2 - 20 m (Ref. 27115 )
    Size/Weight/Age: Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710 )
    Distribution: Tropical; 22°C - 30°C (Ref. 27115 ); 30°N - 32°S; Pacific Ocean: Philippines to the Society Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to southern Australia (including Lord Howe Island) and Rapa Island; throughout Micronesia. Replaced by Amblygobius albimaculatus in the Red Sea and Amblygobius semicinctus in the western Indian Ocean (Ref. 37816 ).
    Description: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 14
    Biology: Adults inhabit coastal reefs and lagoons on sand and rubble margins of algal reefs and sometimes near seagrass beds (Ref. 48637 ). Feed by sifting mouthfuls of sand and expelling it through the gills, to capture small invertebrates, organic matter, and large quantities of algae. Monogamous (Ref. 52884 ). Spawnings are synchronous with semilunar periods (Ref. 84980 ). Eggs are deposited in burrows which are tended by the male parent (Ref. 84980 ). Minimum depth reported from (Ref. 27115 ). Also (Ref. 58652 ).
    Data Sheet: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/speciessummary.php?id=7198
    WoRMS: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxlist&tName=Amblygobius phalaena
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