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Pteragogus pelycus

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lexID:
4821 
AphiaID:
219053 
Scientific:
Pteragogus pelycus 
German:
Lippfisch 
English:
Sideburn Wrasse 
Category:
Läppfiskar 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Pteragogus (Genus) > pelycus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Randall, 1981 
Occurrence:
Yemen, Tansania, Eritrea, Comores, Somalia, Jordan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Réunion , Mozambique, Djibouti, Mayotte, Egypten, Kenya, Madagaskar, Mauritius, Medelhavet, Östafrika, Röda Havet, Seychellerna , Svarta Havet, Sydafrika, Västra Indiska Oceanen 
Sea depth:
1 - 28 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 15cm 
Temperature:
21°C - 25°C 
Food:
Zoobenthos, Artemia, Artemia nauplier , Cyklops, Daphnia salina, Mysis, ryggradslösa djur, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 1000 Liter 
Difficulty:
4 - Medelsvår 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-01-01 11:35:36 

Husbandry

Randall, 1981

Distribution:
Western Indian Ocean: south to Durban, South Africa. Eastern Mediterranean: Mersin and Iskendrun Bay.

Biology:
Inhabits quiet seagrass beds and algal flats.

Synonymised taxa:
Cossyphus opercularis Peters, 1855
Pteragogus opercularis (Peters, 1855)

Human uses
Aquarium: commercial

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