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lexID: 4575 AphiaID: 218555 Scientific: Plectorhinchus picus German: Schwarzweiße Süßlippe English: Painted Sweetlip, Blackspotted Sweetlip, Magpie Sweetlips, Spotted Sweetlips Category: Sweetlips/Grunts Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Haemulidae (Family) > Plectorhinchus (Genus) > picus (Species) Initial determination: (Cuvier, ), 1828 Occurrence: , Hong Kong (the) Maldives, Austral Islands, Australia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Lesser Sunda Islands, Lord Howe Island, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Maumere, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New South Wales (Australia), Northern Mariana Islands, Ogasawara Islands, Palau, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Rapa, Réunion , Singapore, Socotra Arch, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, the Seychelles, the Society Islands, Timor, Timor Sea, Tonga, Tuvalu, Yemen Sea depth: 3 - 50 Meter Size: 27.56" - 33.07" (70cm - 84cm) Temperature: 66.38 °F - 85.82 °F (19.1°C - 29.9°C) Food: Clams, Crabs, Crustaceans, Rock lobster, Rock shrimps, Schrimps, Snails Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2012-08-26 13:50:36
Last edit: 2020-04-15 18:29:32
Indo-Pacific: Seychelles to the Society Islands, north to Japan and south to Lord Howe and Rapa Islands. Rare or absent from most of the western Indian Ocean, but common in the Seychelles.
Solitary species, found in lagoon and seaward reefs.
Adults usually under coral heads or in caves, while juveniles are found in shallow lagoons. Feeds on crustaceans and mollusks.
Generally marketed fresh.
Moderate to high vulnerability
Aquarium suitability: only for very large fish-aquariums /better left in the wild
Diagramma pica Cuvier, 1830
Gaterin picus (Cuvier, 1830)
Plectorhynchus picus (Cuvier, 1830) (misspelling)
Plectrorhynchus picus (Cuvier, 1830) (misspelling)
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