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Astrapogon stellatus

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Foto: Jaragua National Park, Dominikanische Republik
Kardinalbarsch in seiner Wirtsmuschel
Uploaded by AndiV.
Courtesy of the author Serge Aucoin; Kanada Image detail


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lexID:
11887 
AphiaID:
279774 
Scientific:
Astrapogon stellatus 
German:
"Muschel"-Kardinalbarsch 
English:
Conchfish 
Category:
Рыбы - Кардиналы 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Apogonidae (Family) > Astrapogon (Genus) > stellatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Cope, ), 1867 
Occurrence:
Puerto Rico, Sint Eustatius and Saba, French Guiana, Columbia, the Netherlands Antilles, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba, Panama, Barbados, Guatemala, Suriname, St. Vincent и Гренадины, Ангилья, Антигуа и Барбуда, Аруба, Багама, Белиз, Бермуды, Боливия, Бразилия, Британские Виргинские острова, Виргинские острова, США, Гайана, Гондурас, Гренада, Доминика, Западный атлантический окенан, Каймановы острова, Карибик, Кюрасао, Мартиника, Мексиканский залив, Монтсеррат, Никарагуа, Острова Теркс и Кайкос, Сент-Китс и Невис, Сент-Люсия, Сша, Тринидад и Тобаго, Флорида, Южная Америка 
Sea depth:
1 - 40 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 8cm 
Temperature:
25°C - 28°C 
Food:
Copepods, Amphipods, Daphnia Салина 
Difficulty:
не подходит для аквариума! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-03-16 08:06:59 

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Very special thanks for his wonderful photo of Astrapogon stellatus in its conch to Serge Aucoin.

The cardinalfish Astrapogon stellatus hides himself during the daytime in its host conch, Strombus gigas, Atrina rigida or Pinna carnea.
This relationsship is called "Commensalism", the cardinalfish gains the benefit of protection agains predatory fishes and the conch is not harmed.
During the night, the mouthbrooding fish leaves the conch to hunt small crustaceans like copepods and amphipods.

What a wonderful biological interaction between two species!

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