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Novaculichthys taeniourus  (Lacepède, 1801)

Rockmover wrasse
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Nicaragua country information

Common names: [No common name]
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
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Uses: no uses
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National Checklist:
Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/nu.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Gomon, M.F., 1995
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Cheilininae
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 25 m (Ref. 30573), usually ? - 14 m (Ref. 27115)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115), preferred ?; 30°N - 30°S

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to South Africa (Ref. 35918) and the Tuamoto Islands, north to Ryukyu and Hawaiian islands, south to Lord Howe Island. Excluding Persian Gulf (Ref. 86689). Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Panama and the Galapagos Islands (Ref. 5227).
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 12 - 13. Juveniles have long extended dorsal fin spines (Ref. 48636).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit 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, 58466). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Juveniles shallow on rubble amongst large bommies or protected open patches on reef crests and swim as if were a leaf floating along the bottom; large adults move along over large reef section, usually in pairs and typically turn or shift large pieces of rubble or debris that they grab and pull with their mouth or push over with their snout. Often, while one works the piece, the other grabs exposed prey. They are sometimes called rock-mover wrasse, but they don't move real rocks (Ref. 48636). Highly territorial (Ref. 9823). Feed on mollusks, 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). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 30874.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Harmless



Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 1.0000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.3   ±0.40 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high