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Pervagor melanocephalus  (Bleeker, 1853)

Redtail filefish
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
Etymology: Pervagor: Latin, pervagor = nomadic, itinerant.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica 20 - 40 m (Ref. 1602), usually 20 - ? m (Ref. 1602).   Tropical, preferred ?; 30°N - 24°S

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Indo-West Pacific.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 4421)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 1 - 2; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 30-33; Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 27 - 30. Blackish brown or bluish black head and anterior portion of body, rest of the body orange. A black blotch surrounding the gill opening. Caudal fin orange; soft dorsal and anal fins yellow; first dorsal spine blackish brown. Pelvic rudiment large not broadly attached to posterior margin of ventral flap. Scale ridge rugosities of male usually develop at about 65 mm SL. Scale spinulation on midbody not closely packed.

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Inhabits clear coastal reefs and protected outer reef habitats with rich invertebrate growth (Ref. 48637). Prefers deeper reefs. Often in pairs (Ref. 9710). Sometimes solitary (Ref. 90102). Secretive, adults are usually in pairs (Ref. 48637).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Hutchins, Barry | Collaboratori

Hutchins, J.B., 1986. Review of the monacanthid fish genus Pervagor, with descriptions of two new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (12):35 p. (Ref. 527)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Pesca: scarso interesse commerciale; Acquario: Commerciale
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