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Iniistius pentadactylus


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lexID:
5634 
AphiaID:
312553 
Scientific:
Iniistius pentadactylus 
German:
Lippfisch 
English:
Fivefinger Razorfish, Fivefinger Wrasse, Red-spot Razor Wrasse 
Category:
Gylter 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Iniistius (Genus) > pentadactylus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Mozambique, Hong Kong, Réunion , Somalia, India, Andamanhavet, Australien, Egypten, Filippinerne, Great barrier reef, Guam, Indiske ocean, Indonesien, Japan, Juleøerne, Mauritius , Papua NeuGuinea , Queensland, Seychellerne, Sri Lanka, Syd Afrika, Taiwan, Thailand, Vanuatu , Vestlige Stillehav, Øst Afrika 
Sea depth:
1 - 30 Meter 
Size:
20 cm - 25 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Copepods, Frozen food (small sorts), Amphipods, Daphnia Salina, Foderrejer, Groft frostfoder, invertebrater, Krill, Levende foder, Mysis, Rejer, Skaldyr, Stenrejer 
Tank:
~ 2000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
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:
2018-10-26 10:28:06 

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(Linnaeus, 1758)

Correct name concerning Fishbase: Iniistius pentadactylus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Correct name concerning WoRMS: Xyrichtys virens Valenciennes, 1840

Found over sandy bottoms of coastal areas and in areas with some seagrass or algae.

Usually in large spread-out groups on upper slopes of sand and mud banks with males defending its section that has numerous females .
When threatened, it dives head-first into sand; may take some time to emerge again. Feeds mainly on hard-shelled prey, including mollusks and crustaceans.

Text source: Fishbase

Synyonyms:
Coryphaena pentadactyla Linnaeus, 1758
Hemipteronotus pentadactylus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Novocula sexmaculata Valenciennes, 1840
Xirichtys cyanirostris Guérin-Méneville, 1829
Xyrichtys pentadactylos (Linnaeus, 1758) (misspelling)
Xyrichtys pentadactylus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Systematik: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Cheilininae (Subfamily) > Iniistius (Genus)

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