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Atherina hepsetus

Atherina hepsetusis commonly referred to as Mediterranean sand smelt. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
4917 
AphiaID:
272028 
Scientific:
Atherina hepsetus 
German:
Große Ährenfisch 
English:
Mediterranean Sand Smelt 
Category:
Aterynowate 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Atheriniformes (Order) > Atherinidae (Family) > Atherina (Genus) > hepsetus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Linnaeus, 1758 
Sea depth:
0 - 50 Meter 
Size:
15 cm - 20 cm 
Temperature:
11°C - 27°C 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-12-27 19:03:12 

Info

Linnaeus, 1758

Special Thanks to Christian Coudre, France, for the foto of Atherina hepsetus.

Distribution:
Eastern Atlantic: coasts of Spain and Morocco including Madeira and the Canary Islands.
Also in the western Mediterranean, Adriatic Sea and Black Sea.

Biology:
Littoral, often near shore. Gregarious, sometimes occurs in marine lagoons (France) and estuaries (Portugal).
Feed on pelagic copepods and benthic crustaceans.

Synonymised taxa:
Atherina hepsetus Linnaeus, 1758

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Atheriniformes (Order) > Atherinidae (Family) > Atherininae (Subfamily) > Atherina (Genus)

External links

  1. Cote bleu Christian Coudre (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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© Anne Frijsinger & Mat Vestjens, Holland
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copyright David Luquet, Frankreich
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copyright Christian Coudre, Frankreich
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