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Plectorhinchus mediterraneus Rubberlip grunt

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lexID:
4823 
AphiaID:
126946 
Scientific:
Plectorhinchus mediterraneus 
German:
Mittelmeer-Süßlippe 
English:
Rubberlip Grunt 
Category:
Sweetlips/Grunts 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Haemulidae (Family) > Plectorhinchus (Genus) > mediterraneus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Guichenot, ), 1850 
Occurrence:
Angola, East-Atlantic Ocean, Namibia, Portugal, Spain, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Mediterranean Sea, West Africa 
Size:
23.62" - 31.5" (60cm - 80cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 80.6 °F (20°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Invertebrates, Mantis shrimps, Rock shrimps, Schrimps, Zoobenthos, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-11-09 23:05:33 

Husbandry

(Guichenot, 1850)

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Spain and Portugal to Henties Bay, Namibia.
Also from the western Mediterranean Sea and the Canary Islands.

Biology
Inhabits sandy and muddy bottoms. Feeds on zoobenthos and zooplankton.

Human uses:
Fisheries: commercial

Synonymised taxa:
Diagramma mediterraneum Guichenot, 1850
Parapristipoma mediterraneum (Guichenot, 1850)
Plectorhynchus mediterraneus (Guichenot, 1850) (misspelling)
Plectorhynchus mediterranus (Guichenot, 1850) (misspelling)

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