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      Honeycomb Toby
      Honeycomb Toby

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      mojoreef


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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Canthigaster janthinoptera
      Max. size: 9.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 1 - 30 m
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa south to Transkei, South Africa and east to the Line, Marquesan, and Oeno islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island. Throughout Micronesia. Replaced by Canthigaster jactator in the Hawaiian Islands and Canthigaster punctatissimus in the tropical eastern Pacific.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 9-10. Many white spots scattered on body.
      Biology: Occurs in clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Prefers sheltered areas in the form of holes in dead and living corals. Solitary or paired. Feeds on sponges, polychaetes, filamentous algae and on smaller quantities of tunicates, crustaceans, echinoderms and corals
      Aquarium Care:Pufferfishes are smaller than Porcupinefishes and many species contain a strong toxin, and also have the ability to inflate themselves by ingesting large quantities of air. They do not have pelvic fins, and their front teeth are fused together, yet separated by a gap giving the appearance of having four teeth. In the wild they feed upon snails, tube worms, crabs, sponges, starfish, clams, shrimp, urchins, tunicates, coral polyps, and algae, including coralline algae. In the aquarium, they will take any type of meaty foodstuffs, e.g., brine shrimp, earthworms, and tubifex/black worms, and should also have some fresh greens to graze upon. They may graze upon coralline algae and are not safe with tubeworms and/or, can become fin-nippers.

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