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Five Striped Surge Wrasse

Thalassoma quinquevittatum (Lay & Bennett 1839)

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Thalassoma quinquevittatum (Five Striped Surge Wrasse) is a species of bony fishes in the family Labridae. They are associated with freshwater habitat. Individuals can grow to 17 cm. They have sexual reproduction. They rely on pectoral fin oscillation to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/pectoral_oscillation
  • Definition: a type of pectoral-fin-based swimming, also known as mobuliform locomotion. Lower frequency than fin undulation; can be described as the production of less than half a wave on the fin, similar to a bird wing flapping. Pelagic stingrays use oscillatory locomotion.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Five striped surge wrasse. View this species on GBIF