WoRMS taxon details

Novaculichthys taeniourus (Lacepède, 1801)

219035  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:219035)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Note Type species of genus. Year of description...  
From other sources
Type 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]
Description Inhabits semi-exposed reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 1602). Common in areas of mixed sand, and rubble that...  
Description 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]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Novaculichthys taeniourus (Lacepède, 1801). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=219035 on 2018-10-22
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
1998-06-16 09:42:29Z
changed
Depew, Lorna
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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basis of record Smith, J.L.B. (1956). The fishes of Aldabra. Part VI. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist 12 (9): 817-829 [details]   

additional source Randall, J. E. (1992). Red Sea Reef Fishes. <em>Immel Publishing.</em>  [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description 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]

Type 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]
 

LanguageName 
English rockmover wrasse  [details]
Japanese オビテンスモドキ  [details]
Spanish cuchillo dragón  [details]