Halichoeres melanotisis commonly referred to as Golden wrasse. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. A aquarium size of at least 1500 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 8365 AphiaID: 275775 Scientific: Halichoeres melanotis German: Lippfisch English: Golden Wrasse Category: Wrasses Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Halichoeres (Genus) > melanotis (Species) Initial determination: (Gilbert, ), 1890 Occurrence: , El Salvador Cocos Island (Costa Rica), Columbia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Gulf of California, Honduras, Mexico (East Pacific), Nicaragua, Panama Sea depth: 5 - 40 Meter Size: up to 5.12" (13 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) Food: Invertebrates, Krill, Mysis, Zoobenthos Tank: 329.97 gal (~ 1500L) 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: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Very special thanks for the first photo of Trimmatom macropodus to Dr. Ross Robertson, Australia, he has taken the photo at Panama, where this beauty lives in reefs in a depht of 8 to 37 meters.
This species is endemic to the Eastern Pacific, and is found from central Baja California and the western and southeastern Gulf of California to Colombia.
At Gulf of Chiriqui, this fish could be found in all types of substrata, except for zones of madreporic branching coral.
Synonym: Pseudojulis melanotis Gilbert, 1890
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labroidei (Suborder) > Labridae (Family) > Halichoeres (Genus) > Halichoeres melanotis (Species)
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