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Polylepion cruentum Bleeding wrasse, Pink hogfish


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lexID:
10793 
AphiaID:
282314 
Scientific:
Polylepion cruentum 
German:
Zahnlippfisch 
English:
Bleeding Wrasse, Pink Hogfish 
Category:
Wrasses 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Polylepion (Genus) > cruentum (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gomon, 1977 
Occurrence:
El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (East Pacific), Nicaragua, Revillagigedo Islands, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands 
Sea depth:
150 - 220 Meter 
Size:
up to 9.45" (24 cm) 
Temperature:
53.6 °F - 55.4 °F (12°C - 13°C) 
Food:
No reliable information available, Zoobenthos, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Cold water animal 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-06-22 14:35:24 

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Gomon, 1977

Very special thanks for the first photos of this (rare ?) wrasses to Diana Garcia Benito from Ibiza.
Diana works as a Deepsea Submersible Pilot, Oceanographer, Pure Apnea Freediving Instructor, PADI Freediving Instructor and Yoga Instructor, in former times for the Undersea Hunter Group.

Polylepion cruentum is a deep-sea species, found in the eastern central Pacific, from Mexico to Nicaragua, including Cocos Island , and very seldom photographed.
The wrasse is found over sandy bottoms associated with gravel and rocky reefs from 150 to 200 meters, juveniles are pink with more yellow stripes and a large black blotch on upper caudal peduncle.
Adult fishs are red above, whitish below, three or four yellow horizontal stripes on upper sides, curved yellow stripes on head, spinous dorsal fin black.

Prey: not yet known.

Cold water species!

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

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