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Sphoeroides greeleyi


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lexID:
4815 
AphiaID:
275276 
Scientific:
Sphoeroides greeleyi 
German:
Kugelfisch 
English:
Green Puffer 
Category:
Kogelvissen 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Tetraodontidae (Family) > Sphoeroides (Genus) > greeleyi (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gilbert, 1900 
Occurrence:
the Caribbean, Venezuela, Mexico (East Pacific), French Guiana, Suriname, Jamaica, West-Atlantic Ocean, Columbia, Puerto Rico, Brazilië, Honduras 
Size:
14 cm - 18 cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 28°C 
Food:
Bodemfauna, Garnalen, Kreeftachtigen, Krill, Langoesten, Mysis, Ongewervelden, Schelpen, Slakken 
Tank:
~ 500 Liter 
Difficulty:
Normaal 
Toxicity:
Toxic 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-11-05 19:53:53 

Toxicity


Sphoeroides greeleyi is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Sphoeroides greeleyi, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

This message appears for poisonous, very poisonous and also animals whose poison can kill you immediately. Every human reacts differently to poisons. Please therefore weigh the risk for yourself AND your environment very carefully, and never act lightly!

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Husbandry

Gilbert, 1900

Distribution:
Western Atlantic: Honduras to Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Biology:
Found over soft bottoms generally with vegetation such as Thalassia testudinum. Prefers turbid water.
Feeds on marine invertebrates.
Locally consumed but its visceral organs may be toxic.

Threat to humans:
Reports of ciguatera poisoning.

Synonymised taxa:
Sphaeroides eulepidotus (Metzelaar, 1919)
Spheroides greeleyi Gilbert, 1900 (misspelling)

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