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Labropsis polynesica


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lexID:
10492 
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 
Occurrence:
Kiribati, the Society Islands, Centrale stillehav, Cook øerne, Fransk Polynesien, Tahiti, Tuamotuøerne, Østlige Stillehav 
Sea depth:
15 - 40 Meter 
Size:
7 cm - 10 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 26,0°C 
Food:
Koral polypper 
Difficulty:
erfarne reserveret akvarister 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-03-02 20:08:05 

Husbandry

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.

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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

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