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Plectorhinchus picus


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lexID:
4575 
AphiaID:
218555 
Scientific:
Plectorhinchus picus 
German:
Schwarzweiße Süßlippe 
English:
Painted Sweetlip, Blackspotted Sweetlip, Magpie Sweetlips, Spotted Sweetlips  
Category:
Gryntefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Haemulidae (Family) > Plectorhinchus (Genus) > picus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Cuvier, ), 1828 
Occurrence:
Lesser Sunda Islands, New South Wales (Australia), Yemen, Rapa, Réunion , Maumere, Northern Mariana Islands, Socotra Arch, Austral Islands, Hong Kong, Papua, Timor Sea, the Society Islands, Lord Howe Island, Tuvalu, Ogasawara Islands, India, Australien, Fiji, Filippinerne, Fransk Polynesien, Guam, Indonesien, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldiverne, Marshall øerne, Mauritius , Mikronesien , Ny Kaledonien, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Queensland, Seychellerne, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, Timor, Tonga 
Sea depth:
3 - 50 Meter 
Size:
70 cm - 84 cm 
Temperature:
19.1°C - 29.9°C 
Food:
Krabber, Muslinger, Rejer, Skaldyr, Snegle, Stenhummer, Stenrejer 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2020-04-15 18:29:32 

Husbandry

(Cuvier, 1828)

Distribution:
Indo-Pacific: Seychelles to the Society Islands, north to Japan and south to Lord Howe and Rapa Islands. Rare or absent from most of the western Indian Ocean, but common in the Seychelles.

Biology:
Solitary species, found in lagoon and seaward reefs.
Adults usually under coral heads or in caves, while juveniles are found in shallow lagoons. Feeds on crustaceans and mollusks.
Generally marketed fresh.

Moderate to high vulnerability

Aquarium suitability: only for very large fish-aquariums /better left in the wild


Synonymised taxa:
Diagramma pica Cuvier, 1830
Gaterin picus (Cuvier, 1830)
Plectorhynchus picus (Cuvier, 1830) (misspelling)
Plectrorhynchus picus (Cuvier, 1830) (misspelling)

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