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lexID: 10071 AphiaID: 273607 Scientific: Xyrichtys sanctaehelenae German: Messerlippfisch English: Yellow Razorfish Category: Wrasses Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Xyrichtys (Genus) > sanctaehelenae (Species) Initial determination: (Günther, ), 1868 Occurrence: Ascencion, St. Helena & Tristan da Cunha, Endemic species, The Gulf of Guinea Sea depth: 3 - 30 Meter Size: up to 9.06" (23 cm) Temperature: ~ 20-25°C Food: Amphipods, Copepods, Crustaceans, Daphnia salina, Invertebrates, Mysis, Zoobenthos, Zooplankton Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2016-10-31 12:05:44
Last edit: 2019-01-01 15:53:16
Our very special thanks for the photos of a couple of "St. Helena knife lippfischs" go to the photographer, Dr. Judith Brown and
Kerisha Stevens, both of the St Helena Government, thank you.
This knife wrasse is endemic to St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da almost Middle South Atlantic Ocean between Africa and South America and so far very little has been photographed.
According to Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz Xyrichtys sanctaehelenae is also found in the Gulf of Guinea.
This type of wrasse is preferably on sandy soils.
Hemipteronotus sanctaehelenae (Günther, 1868)
Novacula sanctaehelenae Günther, 1868
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labroidei (Suborder) > Labridae (Family) > Xyrichtys (Genus) > Xyrichtys sanctaehelenae (Species)
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