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Pteragogus pelycus Sideburn wrasse

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lexID:
4821 
AphiaID:
219053 
Scientific:
Pteragogus pelycus 
German:
Lippfisch 
English:
Sideburn Wrasse 
Category:
Wrasses 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Pteragogus (Genus) > pelycus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Randall, 1981 
Occurrence:
Eritrea, Sudan, Djibouti, the Black Sea, Comores, East Africa, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Red Sea, Réunion , Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South-Africa, Tansania, the Mediterranean Sea, the Seychelles, Western Indian Ocean, Yemen 
Sea depth:
1 - 28 Meter 
Size:
up to 5.91" (15 cm) 
Temperature:
69.8 °F - 77 °F (21°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Brine Shrimps, Cyclops, Daphnia salina, Invertebrates, Mysis, Zoobenthos, Zooplankton 
Tank:
219.98 gal (~ 1000L) 
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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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-01-01 11:35:36 

Husbandry

Randall, 1981

Distribution:
Western Indian Ocean: south to Durban, South Africa. Eastern Mediterranean: Mersin and Iskendrun Bay.

Biology:
Inhabits quiet seagrass beds and algal flats.

Synonymised taxa:
Cossyphus opercularis Peters, 1855
Pteragogus opercularis (Peters, 1855)

Human uses
Aquarium: commercial

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