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Halichoeres purpurescens Silty wrasse, Greyhead wrasse


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lexID:
1299 
AphiaID:
275792 
Scientific:
Halichoeres purpurescens 
German:
Lippfisch 
English:
Silty Wrasse, Greyhead Wrasse 
Category:
Wrasses 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Halichoeres (Genus) > purpurescens (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bloch & Schneider, ), 1801 
Occurrence:
Australia, Bali, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Komodo (Komodo Island), Marschall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Raja Amat, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, The Bangai Archipelago, The Ryukyu Islands, Togean Islands, Vietnam, Wake Atoll, Western Australia, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
2 - 15 Meter 
Size:
up to 5.12" (13 cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 80.6 °F (23°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimps, Frozen Food (large sort), Frozen food (small sorts), Krill, Mysis, Worms, Zooplankton 
Tank:
175.98 gal (~ 800L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-12-26 15:26:44 

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Halichoeres purpurescens (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Silty wrasse

Inhabits shallow lagoon and channel reefs, in coral-rich areas with sand patches to at least 15 m depth. Feeds on small benthic invertebrates.


Synonym: Halichoeres leucurus (Walbaum, 1792)

Classification / Names
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) >
Perciformes (Perch-likes) >
Labridae (Wrasses) >
Corinae

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