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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name:Balistapus undulatus
      Max. size: 30.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 2 - 50 m
      Distribution:Gazetteer Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Natal, South Africa and east to the Line, Marquesan and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 24-27; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 20-24. Scales enlarged above the pectoral-fin base and just behind the gill opening to form a flexible tympanum; scales of caudal peduncle with 2 longitudinal rows of large anterior-projecting spines. No groove in front of eye. Caudal peduncle compressed. Color: dark green to dark brown with oblique curved orange lines on posterior head and body; an oblique band of narrow blue and orange stripes from around the mouth to below the pectoral fin; a large round black blotch around peduncular spines; rays of soft dorsal, anal and pectoral fins orange; caudal fin orange.
      Biology: Occurs in coral-rich areas of deep lagoon and seaward reefs from the lower surge zone to at least 50 m. Feeds on a variety of benthic organisms such as algae, echinoderms, fishes, mollusks, tunicates, sponges, and hydrozoans. Has a territorial nature. Eggs laid as one cluster in a shallow excavation on sand or rubble along channels
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 72 - 81°F (22 - 27°C) and has a natural diet of zooplankton, small fishes, invertebrate, and just about anything else that moves. Requires a meaty diet, including fortified brine shrimp, mysis, and meaty type frozen foods and with two or three feedings per day. Either keep it by itself or only with other tough members of its family
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  1.   Wed March 8, 2006 3:34pm Rating: 10.00 
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