Halichoeres melanochiris commonly referred to as Black wrasse, Orange-fin wrasse. Difficulty in the aquarium:
Average. A aquarium size of at least 1000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Profile lexID: 8496 AphiaID: 275774 Scientific: Halichoeres melanochir German: Lippfisch, Junker English: Black Wrasse, Orange-fin Wrasse Category: Gylter Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Halichoeres (Genus) > melanochir (Species) Initial determination: Fowler & Bean, 1928 Sea depth: 5 - 25 Meter Size: bis zu 18cm Temperature: 25°C - 28°C Tank: ~ 1000 Liter Difficulty: Average Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
Meerwasser-Lexikon Team Publisher:
Created: 2015-06-15 20:30:02
Last edit: 2015-06-15 20:30:02
Fowler & Bean, 1928
The Orangefin wrasse inhabits coral reefs or shallow rocky areas at depths of 5 to 25 meters, these fishes are collected for the trade, even if it is not common.
Halichoeres melanochir occurs in groups, pairs or solitary and feed on different benthic zooplankton.
Juvenile wrasses are similar to Halichoeres marginatus and is distinguished from that by the orange ventral fin which it has throughout life.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labroidei (Suborder) > Labridae (Family) > Halichoeres (Genus) > Halichoeres melanochir (Species)
Husbandry know-how of owners