Halichoeres discoloris commonly referred to as Cocos wrasse. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 8223 AphiaID: 275762 Scientific: Halichoeres discolor German: Lippfisch English: Cocos Wrasse Category: Wrasses Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Halichoeres (Genus) > discolor (Species) Initial determination: Bussing, 1983 Occurrence: Cocos Island (Costa Rica), Columbia, Costa Rica Sea depth: 1 - 30 Meter Size: 3.94" - 5.91" (10cm - 15cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Amphipods, Copepods, Daphnia salina, Invertebrates, Krill, Mysis, Worms, Zooplankton Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Vulnerable (VU) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2015-04-04 16:29:59
Last edit: 2015-04-04 16:29:59
Very special thanks for the first two photos of Halichoeres discolor to Dr. Ross Robertson, Australia.
He has taken the photos at Cocos-Island (Costa Rica), where the wrasse occurs in areas with live coral in a depth of 4 to 30 meters.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Halichoeres (Genus) > Halichoeres discolor (Species)
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