Halichoeres insularisis commonly referred to as Socorro wrasse. Difficulty in the aquarium:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Profile lexID: 8198 AphiaID: 275767 Scientific: Halichoeres insularis German: Lippfisch English: Socorro Wrasse Category: Gylter Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Halichoeres (Genus) > insularis (Species) Initial determination: Allen & Robertson, 1992 Sea depth: 1 - 20 Meter Size: bis zu 7cm Temperature: 22°C - 28°C Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Vulnerable (VU) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Allen & Robertson, 1992
Very special thanks for the first three photos of Halichoeres insularis to Dr. Ross Robertson, Australia.
He has taken the photos at
Revillagigedo and at Socorro Island in the Eastern Central Pacific where the wrasse lives in a depth of 7 to 10 meters.
These fishs requires sandy bottoms.
Fairly abundant over rock and coarse sand substrates. The wrasse forms schools of various sizes that move approximately 1 m above the bottom. They are too small to be marketed commercially.
Best left in the wild!
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Halichoeres (Genus) > Halichoeres insularis (Species)
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