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      Barchin Scorpionfish

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Sebastapistes strongia
      Max. size: 6.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range - 18 m
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Society Islands, north to Taiwan, south to Queensland, Australia; Caroline and Mariana islands in Micronesia.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 5. Lachrymal spines 2.
      Biology: Common in areas with mixed sand and rubble in reef flats, shallow lagoons and channels. A nocturnal species.
      Aquarium Care: Venomous. Provide plenty of hiding places, including scattered peices of coral rubble. Often lies up against the rubble in full view. The Barchin Scorpionfish readily eats live grass shrimp, feeder fish, and can be coaxed into eating non-live foods from a feeding stick. Will eat ornamental shrimp and small fishes.
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