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      Spotted sharpnose Puffer
      Spotted sharpnose Puffer

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      mojoreef


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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Canthigaster solandri
      Max. size: 11.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range - 36 m
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Line and Tuamoto Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia and Tonga; throughout Micronesia; strays to the Hawaiian Islands. Population from the Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea, Queensland, and Belau differs in coloration (formerly Canthigaster papua); replaced by Canthigaster margaritata in the Red Sea.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8-10. Ocellus at base of dorsal fin; dark lines radiating from eye; caudal fin brown with pale spots, outer rows may form wavy lines.
      Biology: Inhabits intertidal reef flats, lagoon and seaward reefs. Occurs over open barren areas, also among corals and under ledges. Often found in pairs, sometimes in small groups. Feeds mainly on filamentous red and green algae and coralline red algae but also on corals, tunicates, mollusks, echinoderms, polychaetes, crustaceans and bryozoans. Common
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and feeds upon filamentous algae, coralline, and benthic invertebrate. 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 and may nip tankmates fins.
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