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  • Efren Villegas's MBI Stats
    Approved Reports: 55
    Points: 1870 pnts
    Award Level:  Advanced Breeder
    Total Posts: 423
    MBI Join Date: 12/16/2010 9:30:43 AM
    Last Login: 1/26/2015 10:40:45 PM
    Location: Mexico City, México
    MBI Site: Marine Breeding Initiative (MBI)
  • Species Data
    Species: Calloplesiops altivelis
    Has Successfully been bred and raised in captivity
    Reference: http://instantocean.com/sites/InstantOcean/knowledge/seascope/past/SS_Vol15_1998.pdf
    Class: B
    Synonyms: Barrosia barrosi, Callopresiops altivelis, Plesiops altivelis
    Environment: Reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 50 m (Ref. 48635 ), usually 3 - 45 m (Ref. 27115 )
    Size/Weight/Age: Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635 )
    Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Tonga and the Line Islands.
    Description: Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8 - 9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9. Head and body brownish black with small pale blue spots; vertical and pelvic fins dark orange-brown, with many small blue spots; blue ringed black ocellus above base of last 3 dorsal rays; yellow spots at base of upper caudal rays; pectoral rays bright yellow, fin membrane transparent (Ref. 10430 ).
    Biology: Found near reefs, and in caves and crevices along drop-offs (Ref. 8631 ). Nocturnal, hides under ledges and in holes by day (Ref. 9710 ). It's false eye which is actually the dorsal fin ocellus confuses predators because it poses an inverted image of a fish. When alarmed, it will poke it's head into a hole and expose it's tail end which mimics the head of the moray eel (Ref. 9710 ). Has been reared in captivity (Ref. 35426 ).
    Data Sheet: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/speciessummary.php?id=12655
    WoRMS: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxlist&tName=Calloplesiops altivelis
    Classification Request: Classification Request Not Available

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