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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Halichoeres prosopeion
      Max. size: 13.0 cm SL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 2 - 40 m
      Gazetteer Western Pacific: New Guinea, Philippines, Palau, Samoa Islands, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Great Barrier Reef in Australia and Indonesia.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 12; Vertebrae: 25. Anterior head and body color of adults in life bluish gray, shading posteriorly to yellowish; scales often with orange-yellow vertical lines; a dark spot posterior to dorsal half of eye; dorsal fin with a large black spot edged with blue. Anterior lateral line scales with 1-3 pores; 9-11 suborbital pores. Anterior dorsal and anal soft rays longer than posterior rays; pelvic fins of males and large females very long, reaching posterior to anus, often to or beyond origin of anal fin. Juveniles with 4 black stripes on head and body.
      Biology: Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs, in coral-rich areas. Also found along drop-offs on the bottom of large caves. Usually seen solitary
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 75 - 83°F (24 - 28°C) and has a natural diet of benthic invertebrate. Requires a meaty diet, including finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, fortified brine shrimp, mysis, black worms and other meaty type frozen foods with two or three feedings per day. These burrowing wrasses are hardy, adapt well to aquarium life, peaceful, take a wide variety of foodstuffs, resistant to parasitic infections and compatible with other wrasses. May have an appetite for tubeworms. Provide a fine-grained substrate of at least 3 inches (7.5 cm) in depth.
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