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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Arothron reticularis
      Max. size: 40.0 cm SL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; brackish; marine ; depth range 1 - 25 m
      Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: north to Ryukyu Islands.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 9-10. Body covered with prickles. White lines encircling eye.
      Biology: Occurs in shallow water reefs near sand or seaweed areas. Also found in estuaries and protected muddy bays; juveniles in mangroves and entering the lower reaches of streams. Feeds on corals, mollusks, and other sand-dwelling invertebrates
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 77 to 82°F (25 - 28°C) and feeds upon corals and benthic invertebrate. Requires an enriched meaty diet, e.g., brine shrimp, earthworms, tubifex, worms, chunky fish and shrimp flesh. Not safe with tubeworms and/or, can become fin-nippers. Require numerous daily feedings and plenty of swimming space.
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