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Eupetrichthys angustipes Snakeskin wrasse, Slender Wrasse


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lexID:
10276 
AphiaID:
280750 
Scientific:
Eupetrichthys angustipes 
German:
Schlangenhaut-Lippfisch 
English:
Snakeskin Wrasse, Slender Wrasse 
Category:
Wrasses 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Eupetrichthys (Genus) > angustipes (Species) 
Initial determination:
Ramsay & Ogilby, 1888 
Occurrence:
Tasmanien, Australia, Bass Strait, Houtman Abrolhos (Abrolhos Islands), New South Wales, Western Australia 
Sea depth:
1 - 40 Meter 
Size:
up to 4.72" (12,4 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Amphipods, Copepods, Daphnia salina, Invertebrates, Mysis, Schrimps, 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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-12-31 12:39:40 

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Ramsay & Ogilby, 1888

Eupetrichthys angustipes is a small slender wrasse with a variable colour pattern - body greyish, maroon, brownish to dark green above, abruptly pale below with 5 dark broad angled bands on the sides, and irregular dark spots on the head.
Endemic to temperate waters of southern Australia, from northern New South Wales to the Houtman Abrolhos (Western Australia), including northern Tasmania.

The Snakeskin Wrasse is a common and widespread inhabitant of sheltered sandy areas near reefs and boulders on the east coast, on algal-covered reefs on the west coast, in depths of 1-40 m. It is rare in the Bass Strait region.

Snakeskin wrasses swim in short bursts close to the bottom, head up with a bobbing motion. When resting, they often lie in a curled position, or on their sides, lifting their heads off the bottom.
Souirce: Fishes of Australia

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labroidei (Suborder) > Labridae (Family) > Eupetrichthys (Genus) > Eupetrichthys angustipes (Species)

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