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Species Name: Chilomycterus antillarum

Authority: Jordan & Rutter, 1897

Common Name: Web Burrfish

Range: Western Atlantic Ocean: southern Florida, Bahamas to Brazil

Size: 12 inches - 30 cm

Natural Environment: Inhabits rubble areas adjacent to seagrass beds

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 72 to 79°F (22 - 26°C) and feeds upon benthic invertebrate. Requires a live meaty diet such as enriched chunky fish or crustacean flesh, with numerous daily feedings and plenty of swimming space. May eat smaller tankmates. Rarely seen in the trade.

Aquarium Suitability: Fish only aquariums/best left in the wild

Web Burrfish (Chilomycterus antillarum) Photo Credit:John Randall

Photo Credit: John Randall


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