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Species: Raoulserenea oxyrhyncha

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R. oxyrhyncha 1
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R. oxyrhyncha 4
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Common name: None

Functional type: Spearer

Range: Central Pacific to Indonesia and Australia

Habitat: Coral reefs

Depth: To at least 30 m

Home: Amongst rubble and live coral

Diet: Generalist, small crabs, shrimp

Size: To 88 mm

Color: Pale grey green with transverse reddish brown stripes, light spots on body and raptorial appendages

Distinguishing Characters: Apical spine on rostral plate, eyespots on carapace surrounded by lighter spots, blue spines on dorsal 6th abdominal somite

Activity: Unknown

Aquarium Requirements:

Temperature: 22–28° C

Salinity: 32–36 PSU

Cohabitants: Large adults may take fish and shrimp

Aquarium size (adult): 40 l

Aquarium substrate: Sand, gravel, coral rubble and live rock

Suitability for Aquarium: Delicate

Availability: Rare

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