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Canthigaster solandri

Richardson, 1845

Spotted sharpnose

Classification
Identification
Biology
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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Canthigaster solandri (Richardson, 1845)
Synonyms :
Classification : Tetraodontidae ( Pufferfishes )
 
Name : Canthigaster tacheté
Canthigaster-paon
Name : Spotted sharpnose
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
Ocellus at base of dorsal fin; dark lines radiating from eye; caudal fin brown with pale spots, outer rows may form wavy lines.
Possible confusions
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C. sotandri peut être confondu avec les sujets mâles de C. jactator.
Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Feed
Feeds mainly on filamentous red and green algae and coralline red algae but also on corals, tunicates, molluscs, echinoderms, polychaetes, crustaceans and bryozoans.
Cycle of life / Reproduction
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Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Coral
Inhabits intertidal reef flats, lagoon and seaward reefs. Occurs over open barren areas, also among corals and under ledges. Often found in pairs, sometimes in small groups.
Geographical distribution
Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Line and Tuamotu Is., north to Ryukyu Is., south to New Caledonia and Tonga; throughout Micronesia; strays to the Hawaiian Is. Population from the Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea, Queensland, and Belau differs in coloration (formerly C. papua); replaced by C. margaritata in the Red Sea.
Links   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Websites :
http://www.fishbase.org/Photos/ThumbnailsSummary.cfm?ID=6578
http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?genusname=Canthigas [...]
http://www.uog.edu/marinelab/fish/species_html/canthigaster.solandri.h [...]

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Bibliography   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Guide des récifs coralliens
A & A Ferrari
Delachaux & Niestlé, 1999-2000
Data sheet written by Christophe Naslain , 2/12/2002

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