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Labropsis australis Southern tubelip


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lexID:
8213 
AphiaID:
278464 
Scientific:
Labropsis australis 
German:
Putzerlippfisch 
English:
Southern Tubelip 
Category:
Wrasses 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Labropsis (Genus) > australis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Randall, 1981 
Occurrence:
Australia, Coral sea, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam 
Sea depth:
2 - 55 Meter 
Size:
up to 3.15" (8 cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 82.4 °F (20°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Coral polyps, Crustaceans, Mucus, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-12-31 14:23:38 

Husbandry

Randall, 1981

The Southern Tubelip inhabits shallow reef areas with high coral cover, adults feed on coral polyps while juveniles take ectoparasites and possibly mucus of other reef fishes!

So the beauty have to stay where it is, in the wild, no wrasse for reef-tanks.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Labropsis (Genus) > Labropsis australis (Species)

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