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Plectorhinchus mediterraneus Rubberlip grunt

Plectorhinchus mediterraneusis commonly referred to as Rubberlip grunt. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!.


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lexID:
4823 
AphiaID:
126946 
Scientific:
Plectorhinchus mediterraneus 
German:
Mittelmeer-Süßlippe 
English:
Rubberlip Grunt 
Category:
Sweetlips/Grunts 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Haemulidae (Family) > Plectorhinchus (Genus) > mediterraneus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Guichenot, ), 1850 
Occurrence:
Angola, East-Atlantic Ocean, Namibia, Portugal, Spain, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Mediterranean Sea, West Africa 
Size:
23.62" - 31.5" (60cm - 80cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 80.6 °F (20°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Invertebrates, Mantis shrimps, Rock shrimps, Schrimps, Zoobenthos, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-11-09 23:05:33 

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(Guichenot, 1850)

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Spain and Portugal to Henties Bay, Namibia.
Also from the western Mediterranean Sea and the Canary Islands.

Biology
Inhabits sandy and muddy bottoms. Feeds on zoobenthos and zooplankton.

Human uses:
Fisheries: commercial

Synonymised taxa:
Diagramma mediterraneum Guichenot, 1850
Parapristipoma mediterraneum (Guichenot, 1850)
Plectorhynchus mediterraneus (Guichenot, 1850) (misspelling)
Plectorhynchus mediterranus (Guichenot, 1850) (misspelling)

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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