WoRMS taxon details

Canthigaster valentini (Bleeker, 1853)

219947  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:219947)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Found among coral heads and rocks of subtidal lagoon and seaward reefs to a depth of 55 m or more. Feeds mainly on...  
Description Found among coral heads and rocks of subtidal lagoon and seaward reefs to a depth of 55 m or more. Feeds mainly on filamentous green and red algae, tunicates, and on smaller amounts of corals, bryozoans, polychaetes, echinoderms, mollusks, and brown and coralline red algae. Forms shoals (10-100 or more) which often contains the filefish, @Paraluteres prionurus@ (about 5% of shoal) mimicking @C. valentini@ to protect it from predators (Refs. 4919 and 5503). [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Canthigaster valentini (Bleeker, 1853). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=219947 on 2018-12-16
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Found among coral heads and rocks of subtidal lagoon and seaward reefs to a depth of 55 m or more. Feeds mainly on filamentous green and red algae, tunicates, and on smaller amounts of corals, bryozoans, polychaetes, echinoderms, mollusks, and brown and coralline red algae. Forms shoals (10-100 or more) which often contains the filefish, @Paraluteres prionurus@ (about 5% of shoal) mimicking @C. valentini@ to protect it from predators (Refs. 4919 and 5503). [details]

Publication date Year of description 1865 in <130> [details]
 

LanguageName 
English Valentinni's sharpnose puffer  [details]
Japanese シマキンチャクフグ  [details]