WoRMS name details

Xyrichtys pavo Valenciennes, 1840

219071  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:219071)

 unaccepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh
Not documented
Description This species is usually solitary in lagoon and seaward reef areas with fine to loose, coarse sand bottoms (Ref. 1602)....  
Description This species is usually solitary in lagoon and seaward reef areas with fine to loose, coarse sand bottoms (Ref. 1602). Dives into the sand when threatened. Feeds on hard-shelled invertebrates, including molluscs and crustaceans (Ref. 9311). Juveniles mimic drifting dead leaves by holding the elongate detached front part of dorsal fin forward over head. Good to eat, flesh very white (Ref. 7364). [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Xyrichtys pavo Valenciennes, 1840. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=219071 on 2018-10-21
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
2008-02-28 13:41:07Z
changed

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basis of record 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 This species is usually solitary in lagoon and seaward reef areas with fine to loose, coarse sand bottoms (Ref. 1602). Dives into the sand when threatened. Feeds on hard-shelled invertebrates, including molluscs and crustaceans (Ref. 9311). Juveniles mimic drifting dead leaves by holding the elongate detached front part of dorsal fin forward over head. Good to eat, flesh very white (Ref. 7364). [details]

Remark Date Eschmeyer, pers. comm. [details]
LanguageName 
English peacock wrasse  [details]
Japanese ホシテンス  [details]