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Clepticus parrae


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lexID:
3238 
AphiaID:
280214 
Scientific:
Clepticus parrae 
German:
Kreolen-Lippfisch 
English:
Barracuda Waitin Boy, Blue Girl, Creole Wrasse, Purple-tailed Wrasse, Sorrel Chub 
Category:
Gylter 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Clepticus (Genus) > parrae (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bloch & Schneider, ), 1801 
Occurrence:
Barbados, Haiti, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Guadeloupe, the Netherlands Antilles, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Columbia, Venezuela, Jamaica, Panama, Cuba, Anguilla, Antigua og Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Britiske Jomfruøer, Caribien, Cayman øerne, Curacao, Dominica, Dominikanske republik, Florida, Grenada, Honduras, Martinique, Mexikanske golf, Montserrat, Nicaragua, St. Kitts og Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent og Grenadinerne, Trinidad og Tobago, Turks og Caicos øerne, USA, Vestlige Atlanterhav, Virgin Islands, U.S. 
Sea depth:
1 - 40 Meter 
Size:
20 cm - 30 cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 28°C 
Food:
Krill, Mysis, Plankton 
Tank:
~ 3000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
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:
2018-12-31 10:26:11 

Husbandry

Clepticus Parra, also known as Creole wrasse, is found in the western Atlantic from the coast of Florida and Bermuda, including the entire Caribbean south to the northern coast of Brazil. Adult animals often swim in large groups in the outer reef at depths of 10-30 m, juveniles are usually kept together with juvenile Chromis cyaneus between corals. Individually adults are often found together with schools of Chromis cyaneus.

Adult Creole wrasses can be seen in various colors, mainly purple or lilac with a mostly yellow to yellow-purple tail fin, the other fins are usually all yellow. Juvenile animals are predominantly purple or pink dorsally with a series of small spots.

Clepticus parrae are plankton eaters, they feed mainly on copepods, jellyfish, pteropods, tunicates, and larvae.

Unfortunately, occasionally these animals are in trade, although it is known that in particular this type is extremely vulnerable. About 90% of certain animals dont survive during transport. Consequently, those animals should be better left there where they belong, in the Caribbean reefs.

Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Labroidei
Family: Labridae
Genus: Clepticus
Species: Clepticus parrae



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