Giant kelpfish

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Giant Kelpfish
Giant kelpfish 1.JPG
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
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Heterostichus

Girard, 1854
Species:
H. rostratus
Binomial name
Heterostichus rostratus
Girard, 1854

The Giant Kelpfish (Heterostichus rostratus) is a species of clinid native to the west coast of North America where it is found from California to southern Baja California. It inhabits rocky areas with kelp and other large seaweeds. Its diet consists of small crustaceans, mollusks and fishes. This species can reach a maximum size of 61 centimetres (24 in) TL and has been reported to live for 4 years. It can also be found in the aquarium trade. It is currently the only known member of its genus.[1]

Diet[edit]

The Giant Kelpfish Feeds primarily on small crustaceans and molluscs, and occasionally small fish.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Heterostichus rostratus" in FishBase. April 2013 version.