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      Creole Wrasse
      Creole Wrasse

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      mojoreef


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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name:Clepticus parrae
      Distribution: Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida (USA), and Bahamas to northern South America.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 12-13. Moderately elongate, compressed fish with equally curved upper and lower profiles. Color primarily violet or purple; large individuals with a wash of yellow on lower two-thirds of body; prolonged portions of dorsal and anal fins and tips of pelvic fins blackish.
      Biology: Inhabits seaward reef slopes; occasionally on shallow patch reefs. Found in large midwater aggregations feeding on plankton, small jellyfishes, pteropods, pelagic tunicates and various invertebrate larvae
      Aqaurium Care:These wrasses may sleep in the sandbed or in small caves and crevices. They are highly active swimmers, some juveniles associate with anemones, and they feed on benthic creatures and/or zooplankton in the water column
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