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Doratonotus megalepis


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lexID:
10791 
Scientific:
Doratonotus megalepis 
German:
Zwerg-Prachtlippfisch 
English:
Dwarf wrasse, Sneaky wrasse 
Category:
Gylter 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Doratonotus (Genus) > megalepis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Günther, 1862 
Occurrence:
Barbados, Venezuela, Guatemala, Columbia, Panama, Equatorial Guinea, Jamaica, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Haiti, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, São Tomé e Principé, Costa Rica, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Anguilla, Antigua og Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brasilien, Britiske Jomfruøer, Cayman øerne, Curacao, Dominica, Dominikanske republik, Florida, Grenada, Honduras, Kap Verde, Martinique, Mexikanske golf, Montserrat, Nicaragua, St. Kitts og Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent og Grenadinerne, Sydamerika, Trinidad og Tobago, Turks og Caicos øerne, USA, Virgin Islands, U.S. 
Sea depth:
1 - 15 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 10,4cm 
Weight:
0,018 kg 
Temperature:
19,7°C - 27,5°C 
Food:
Zoobenthos, Copepods, Amphipods, Artemia, Artemia Nauplii, Daphnia Salina, invertebrater, Levende foder, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 1000 Liter 
Difficulty:
medium 
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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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-06-05 08:43:23 

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Günther, 1862

Very special thanks for the first two photos of the Dwarf wrasse (Doratonotus megalepis) to Frank Krasovec, USA.
Frank has taken his photos at two locations, Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach, Fordia and the wreck of the Hyde off Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

Doratonotus megalepis, also called "Sneaky wrasse" is a secret species, may be quite common (but seldom noticed) but its habits and coloration may prevent it from being observed.

The wrasses are variable in colour, brown to reg or bright green, ususlly matching its algae habitat.

Synonyms:
Antonichthys wetmorelloides Bauchot & Blanc, 1961
Doradonotus megalepis Günther, 1862
Doratonotus decoratus Evermann & Marsh, 1899
Doratonotus decoris Evermann & Marsh, 1899
Doratonotus thalassinus Jordan & Gilbert, 1884

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

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