Anzeige
Fauna Marin GmbH All for Reef Tropic Marin Tropic Marin Professionell Lab Whitecorals.com Fauna Marin GmbH

Labropsis polynesica

Labropsis polynesicais commonly referred to as Tahitian Gold Flake Wrasse, Polynesian tubelip wrasse. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profile

lexID:
10492 
AphiaID:
278467 
Scientific:
Labropsis polynesica 
German:
Polynesien-Putzerlippfisch 
English:
Tahitian Gold Flake Wrasse, Polynesian Tubelip Wrasse 
Category:
Gylter 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Labropsis (Genus) > polynesica (Species) 
Initial determination:
Randall, 1981 
Sea depth:
15 - 40 Meter 
Size:
7 cm - 10 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 26,0°C 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
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:
2017-03-02 20:08:05 

Info

Randall, 1981

Very special thanks for the permission to use the wonderful photos of Labropsis polynesica to Dr. Mac Terzich, the owner of Pacific East Aquaculture and Becky Severn from Pacific East Aquaculture

Labropsis polynesica is a small wrasse associated with high coral cover in mid-depth reef zones on Central Pacific reefs and he is a a real head-turner!
The labrid is one of the most spectacular species ever seen.

The Tahitian Gold Flake Wrasse is possibly impacted locally by extensive coral bleaching.
This species is targeted for the aquarium trade, but we think that this wrasse is not reefsafe, the fish feed on coral polyps (corallivore).

Short description:
Large females and tp males: Dorsal fin long and even, translucent with black edge; tail round in females and concave in males. Head dark brown; body pale brown with many narrow dark brown stripes.
Small females: brown with pale spot on each scale.

For experts only!

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

a real head-turner

External links

  1. Encyclodedia of Life (EOL) (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Homepage Dr. Mac Terzich (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

Pictures

Male


Commonly


Husbandry know-how of owners

0 husbandary tips from our users available
Show all and discuss