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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Scorpaenodes guamensis
      Max. size: 14.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 5 m
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Pitcairn group, north to Izu Islands, south to New South Wales, Australia. Throughout Micronesia.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 13-14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 4-5
      Biology: Found in rock crevices in reef flats, shallow lagoons, and channels. Feeds mainly at night on small shrimps, crabs, and polychaetes. Venomous spines.
      Aquarium Care: Venomous. The reclusive Guam Scorpionfish requires plenty of hiding spots and live food in order to acclimate to tank life. It will spend much of its time out of sight, behind rocks or other decor. Will accept live grass shrimp and feeder fish. Should not be kept with more aggressive carnivores until it is fully acclimated because it might have difficulty getting enough food.
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