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Profile lexID: 11273 AphiaID: 281515 Scientific: Malapterus reticulatus German: Lippfisch English: Wrasse, Old Lady Category: Labridi Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Malapterus (Genus) > reticulatus (Species) Initial determination: Valenciennes, 1839 Occurrence: , Endemic species , Chile , Juan-Fernández-Islands , Desventuradas Islands Pacifico orientale Sea depth: 0 - 20 Meter Size: bis zu 20cm Temperature: 16°C - 21°C Food: Parasites, Isopods, Specialista alimentare, zooplancton 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: Data deficient (DD) Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Created: 2017-12-14 14:15:41
Last edit: 2017-12-14 21:15:58
Synonym: Malapterus fenestratus (Steindacher, 1875)
Very special thanks for the first 2 photos of Malapterus reticulatus to Javier Vera-Duarte, Chile.
Malapterus reticulatus is an endemic wrasse, that is only found around the Juan Fernández Islands and Desventuradas Islands, East-Pacific, West Coast of Chile.
The wrasse is a important cleaner, that cleans Scorpis sp. by feeding of buccal isopod ectoparasites.
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