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      Great White Shark

      Registered: January 2004
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      Scientific Name: Ecsenius bicolor
      Max. size: 11.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 25 m
      Climate: tropical
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific = Maldives to the Phoenix Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef; throughout Micronesia.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 11-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-18; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 17-21. Occurs in three color phases: one black anteriorly and yellow posteriorly (bicolor phase), the others black dorsally with a broad white lateral band and dusky belly with or without a yellow tail.
      Biology: Inhabit clear lagoon and seaward reefs with mixed corals and algae-covered rocks. Oviparous.
      Aquarium Care: Provide plenty of perching and hiding places, and also microalgae growth. May nip at stony corals and clam mantles. May act aggressively towards the same or similar species. May pick on gobies and firefish. Keep one per tank.
      Photo Courtesy of ©Robert A. Patzner
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