Stiphodon pelewensis

Scientific name Stiphodon pelewensis
Descriptor Herre
Year of description 1936
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Gobiidae
Genus Stiphodon
Stiphodon pelewensis Stiphodon pelewensis

Introduction

Stiphodon pelewensis is a little fresh water fish from the Oceania.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    4 cm
  • Maximum size
    4 cm
  • Average size
    4 cm
  • Maximum size
    4 cm

How to recognize Stiphodon pelewensis ?

Stiphodon pelewensis measures between 4 and 4 cm. Given its small size, this species is commonly referred to as a "dwarf" animal.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    herbivorous
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

Stiphodon pelewensis is a fish living in small groups. This species is herbivorous . Measuring only a few centimeters, this small species tends to be discreet and hide in the presence of larger neighbors.

Although Stiphodon pelewensis is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

Stiphodon pelewensis is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    22 - 26 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    6.5 - 7.5
  • Flow
    Strong

Biotope presentation

Stiphodon pelewensis prefers well oxygenated waters in current areas and rapids. It frequents fast flowing waters where the bottom is strewn with pebbles, wood or leaves carried by the current. It can be found not far from waterfalls .

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