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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNovaculichthys taeniourus (Lacepède, 1801) 
AphiaID: 219035

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerciformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLabridae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCheilininae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNovaculichthys (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNovaculichthys Bleeker, 1862
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHemipteronotus taeniourus (Lacepède, 1801)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHemipteronotus taeniurus (Lacepède, 1801) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorJulis bifer Lay & Bennett, 1839
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLabrus taeniours Lacepède, 1801 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLabrus taeniourus Lacepède, 1801
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNovaculichthys bifer (Lay & Bennett, 1839)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNovaculichthys taeniorus (Lacepède, 1801) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNovaculichthys taeniurus (Lacepède, 1801) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNovaculichtys taeniorus (Lacepède, 1801) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXyrichthys taeniouris (Lacepède, 1801) (misspelling)
Sources  basis of record Smith, J.L.B. (1956). The fishes of Aldabra. Part VI. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist 12 (9): 817-829 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrockmover wrasse  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcuchillo dragón  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (65 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (9 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (58 nucleotides; 79 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Inhabits semi-exposed reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 1602). Common in areas of mixed sand, and rubble that are subject to mild surge (Ref. 1602). Highly territorial (Ref. 9823). Feeds on molluscs, sea urchins, brittle stars, polychaetes, and crabs (Ref. 5213); feeding is done by overturning large rocks to expose target preys. The young imitate drifting masses of algae (Ref. 2334). Marketed fresh (Ref. 9311). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType species Type species of genus. Year of description given as 1802 in <127>.
Julis bifer Lay & Bennett is a synonym based n the juvenile stage. <307> [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:219035
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
1998-06-16 09:42:29Z  changed  Depew, Lorna
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Novaculichthys taeniourus (Lacepède, 1801). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=219035 on 2014-08-22
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