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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name:Canthigaster papua
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      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 6 - 50 m
      Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Maldives to eastern New Guinea, north to the Philippines and Palau, south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia.
      Morphology: Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal soft rays: 8-10
      Biology: Occurs singly or in pairs in clear, coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 77 - 82°F (25 * 28°C) and feeds upon benthic invertebrate and sponges. Rarely seen in the trade. Requires an enriched meaty diet with some vegetable matter, e.g., brine shrimp, earthworms, tubifex, worms, finely chopped fish and shrimp flesh, and should also have some fresh greens to graze upon. Requires numerous daily feedings.
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