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Biology

Occurs in fringing reefs, among coral heads and in areas with dense coral growth (Ref. 9710). Adults feed on coral polyps while juveniles act as cleaners of other fishes.
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Distribution

Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
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Gulf of Aden (northwestern Indian Ocean) and Red Sea.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 115 mm TL
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Max. size

11.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 8883))
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Diagnostic Description

Description

The young are cleaners; adults appear to feed primarily on coral polyps <307>.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 9 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1.5 - 7
  Temperature range (°C): 28.720 - 28.720
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.862 - 0.862
  Salinity (PPS): 37.566 - 37.566
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.314 - 4.314
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.277 - 0.277
  Silicate (umol/l): 3.015 - 3.015

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Depth range (m): 1.5 - 7
 
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Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 15 m (Ref. 9710)
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Depth range based on 9 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1.5 - 7
  Temperature range (°C): 28.720 - 28.720
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.862 - 0.862
  Salinity (PPS): 37.566 - 37.566
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.314 - 4.314
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.277 - 0.277
  Silicate (umol/l): 3.015 - 3.015

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Depth range (m): 1.5 - 7
 
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Depth: 0 - 15m.
Recorded at 15 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs in fringing reefs, among coral heads and in areas with dense coral growth. Adults feed on coral polyps while juveniles act as cleaners of other fishes.
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Conservation

Threats

Data deficient (DD)
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Wikipedia

Four-line wrasse

The four-line wrasse, Larabicus quadrilineatus, is a species of wrasse native to the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. It can be found on coral reefs at depths from the surface to 15 m (49 ft). Juveniles are cleaner fish, while the adults feed on coral polyps. This species grows to 11.5 cm (4.5 in) in total length. This species is the only known member of its genus.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Choat, J.H. 2010. Larabicus quadrilineatus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 10 November 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Larabicus quadrilineatus" in FishBase. August 2013 version.
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