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Symphodus tinca East Atlantic Peacock Wrasse, Peacock Wrasse


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lexID:
4562 
AphiaID:
273575 
Scientific:
Symphodus tinca 
German:
Pfauen-Lippfisch 
English:
East Atlantic Peacock Wrasse, Peacock Wrasse 
Category:
Wrasses 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Symphodus (Genus) > tinca (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Tunesien, Russland, Straße von Gibralta, the Black Sea, Algeria, Egypt, European Coasts, Israel, Morocco, Northern Africa, Portugal, Spain, the Mediterranean Sea 
Sea depth:
1 - 50 Meter 
Size:
9.84" - 17.32" (25cm - 44cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Clam meat, Clams, Crabs, Crustaceans, Krill, Mysis, Rock shrimps, Sea urchins 
Tank:
659.94 gal (~ 3000L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-08-23 20:00:46 

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Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Spain to Morocco including the Mediterranean and Black Sea.

Biology
Adults are found near rocks mainly in eel-grass beds, sometimes in salty lagoons. Often gregarious. Oviparous.

Nest of seaweed built and kept by male with one or more females spawning. Feed on sea urchins, ophiuroids, bivalves, shrimps and crabs.
Rate of growth is slow.
Undergoes sex reversal.

Synonymised taxa:
Symphodus tinca (Linnaeus, 1758)

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