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Plectorhinchus picus Painted Sweetlip, Blackspotted Sweetlip, Magpie Sweetlips, Spotted Sweetlips

Plectorhinchus picusis commonly referred to as Painted Sweetlip, Blackspotted Sweetlip, Magpie Sweetlips, Spotted Sweetlips . Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
4575 
AphiaID:
218555 
Scientific:
Plectorhinchus picus 
German:
Schwarzweiße Süßlippe 
English:
Painted Sweetlip, Blackspotted Sweetlip, Magpie Sweetlips, Spotted Sweetlips  
Category:
Sweetlips/Grunts 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Haemulidae (Family) > Plectorhinchus (Genus) > picus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Cuvier, ), 1828 
Occurrence:
Hong Kong, (the) Maldives, Austral Islands, Australia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Lesser Sunda Islands, Lord Howe Island, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Maumere, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New South Wales (Australia), Northern Mariana Islands, Ogasawara Islands, Palau, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Rapa, Réunion , Singapore, Socotra Arch, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, the Seychelles, the Society Islands, Timor, Timor Sea, Tonga, Tuvalu, Yemen 
Sea depth:
3 - 50 Meter 
Size:
27.56" - 33.07" (70cm - 84cm) 
Temperature:
66.38 °F - 85.82 °F (19.1°C - 29.9°C) 
Food:
Clams, Crabs, Crustaceans, Rock lobster, Rock shrimps, Schrimps, Snails 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-04-15 18:29:32 

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(Cuvier, 1828)

Distribution:
Indo-Pacific: Seychelles to the Society Islands, north to Japan and south to Lord Howe and Rapa Islands. Rare or absent from most of the western Indian Ocean, but common in the Seychelles.

Biology:
Solitary species, found in lagoon and seaward reefs.
Adults usually under coral heads or in caves, while juveniles are found in shallow lagoons. Feeds on crustaceans and mollusks.
Generally marketed fresh.

Moderate to high vulnerability

Aquarium suitability: only for very large fish-aquariums /better left in the wild


Synonymised taxa:
Diagramma pica Cuvier, 1830
Gaterin picus (Cuvier, 1830)
Plectorhynchus picus (Cuvier, 1830) (misspelling)
Plectrorhynchus picus (Cuvier, 1830) (misspelling)

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Reef Life Survey (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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