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Malacanthus latovittatus

Blue tilefish (Malacanthus latovittatus), 2018

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Scientific:
Malacanthus latovittatus 
German:
Torpedobarsch 
English:
Blue blanquillo, Blue Tilefish, Sand Tilefish 
Occurrence:
the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Tansania, Vietnam, Niue, Comores, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Raja Amat, Kiribati, Mozambique, Northern Mariana Islands, India, Yemen, Réunion , Mayotte, New South Wales, Papua, the Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Amerikansk Samoa, Andamanhavet, Australien, Banggai øer, Cook øerne, Egypten, Filippinerne, Great barrier reef, Guam, Hawaii, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Japan, Juleøerne, Kenya, Kina, Madagascar, Maldiverne, Marshall øerne, Mauritius , Mikronesien , Ny Guinea, Ny Kaledonien, Okinawa , Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Queensland, Ryukyu øerne, Rødehavet, Samoa, Seychellerne, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Syd Afrika, Taiwan, Timor, Togian, Tonga, Vanuatu , Vestlige Indiske ocean 
Size:
35 cm - 45 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Zoobenthos, granuleret foder, Groft frostfoder, Krill, Mysis, Rejer, Skaldyr, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 3000 Liter 
Difficulty:
erfarne reserveret akvarister 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 

Husbandry

(Lacepède, 1801)

Malacanthus latovittatus are found mostly on the outer reef. They swim often high above the ground to pry prey from the substrate with their excellent eyesight and then to capture them. Can be found alone or in pairs. As adults, they form monogamous pairs.

Synonyms:
Labrus latovittatus Lacepède, 1801
Malacanthus taeniatus Valenciennes, 1839
Malacanthus urichthys Fowler, 1904
Oceanops latovittatus (Lacepède, 1801)
Taenianotus latovittatus (Lacepède, 1802)

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Malacanthidae (Family) > Malacanthinae (Subfamily) > Malacanthus (Genus) > Malacanthus latovittatus (Species)

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Category:
Torpedobars 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Malacanthidae (Family) > Malacanthus (Genus) > latovittatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lacepède, 1801) 
Sea depth:
5 - 65 Meter 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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