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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAspidontus taeniatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1834 
AphiaID: 219242

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 editorBlenniidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBlenniinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAspidontus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAspidontus Cuvier, 1835
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAspidontus taeniatus taeniatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1834 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPetrocirtes taeniatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834) (misspelling)
Sources  basis of record Randall, J.E. (1992). Red Sea Reef Fishes. Immel Publishing. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormimic blennyUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfalse cleanerfish [from synonym]  [details]
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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAspidontus taeniatus taeniatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1834 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAspidontus taeniatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1834
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAspidontus taeniatus tractus Fowler, 1903 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAspidontus tractus Fowler, 1903
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [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 (15 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (21 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 (5 nucleotides; 5 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription An amazing mimic of the cleaner wrasse Labroides dimidiatus, not only in colour but behaviour. There is a dual basis to the mimicry: the blenny avoids predation in its guise of the wrasse (which is protected because it removes ectoparasites from other fishes) and it gets closer to its prey. It feeds in part by tearing pieces from the fins of other fishes<307>. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Blennechis filamentosus is a synonym based on the prejuvenile stage<307> [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:219242
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1998-06-18 06:08:16Z  created  Fondo, Esther
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Aspidontus taeniatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1834. 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=219242 on 2014-07-30
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