Hoplolatilus fronticinctusis commonly referred to as Pastel tilefish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 1000 Liter is recommended.
lexID: 2133 AphiaID: 218376 Scientific: Hoplolatilus fronticinctus German: Torpdeobarsch English: Pastel Tilefish Category: Tilefishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Malacanthidae (Family) > Hoplolatilus (Genus) > fronticinctus (Species) Initial determination: (Günther, ), 1887 Occurrence: India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Marschall Islands, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, South-Africa, the Andaman Sea, Western Pacific Ocean Size: up to 8.27" (21 cm) Temperature: 73.4 °F - 80.6 °F (23°C - 27°C) Food: Food specialist Tank: 219.98 gal (~ 1000L) Difficulty: Only for advanced aquarists CITES: Not evaluated Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Body pale olive-grey, darker above, belly pale blue; bluish violet band joining eyes across front of snout; lips and cheeks blue; upper 1/3 of pectoral fins bluish white, remainder pale yellow. This rare species has the deepest body in the genus and a thicker tail than H. cuniculus and H. starcki
Inhabits sandy areas at bases of reefs. A rare species that schools above huge mounds of rubble that it apparently builds.
Latilus fronticinctus Günther, 1887
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Malacanthidae (Family) > Malacanthinae (Subfamily) > Hoplolatilus (Genus) > Hoplolatilus fronticinctus (Species)
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