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lexID: 9789 AphiaID: 218967 Scientific: Cymolutes praetextatus German: Doppelpunkt-Messerlippfisch English: Knife Razorfish, Knife Wrasse Category: Wrasses Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Cymolutes (Genus) > praetextatus (Species) Initial determination: (Quoy & Gaimard, ), 1834 Occurrence: (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Australia, Comores, Cook Islands, East Africa, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Kenya, Kiribati, Line Islands, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Réunion , Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Seychelles, the Society Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Indian Ocean Sea depth: 1 - 27 Meter Size: up to 7.87" (20 cm) Temperature: - (23,6°C - 29,3°C) Food: Invertebrates, Zoobenthos, Zooplankton Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 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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(Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)
Very special thanks for the first photo of Cymolutes praetextatus to Jim Greenfield, Jim has taken this photo in Anilao, Luzon, Philippines, 2016.
Cymolutes praetextatus is a solitary species that inhabits reef flats and shallow lagoons, in sandy, current-swept areas with rubble and weed.
The wrasse feeds on small benthic invertebrates.
Capable of diving into the sand with the approach of danger.
The wrasse is rarely caught by fishers or aquarium collectors.
Cymolutes praetextatis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)
Julis praetextata Quoy & Gaimard, 1834
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labroidei (Suborder) > Labridae (Family) > Cymolutes (Genus) > Cymolutes praetextatus (Species)
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