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      Angular Wrasse

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Paracheilinus angulatus
      Max. size: 7.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine
      Gazetteer Western Central Pacific: Philippines. Also reported from Indonesia.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 25. Body and head orange; pale yellowish orange ventrally; head with 1-4 dark horizontal lines. Anterior dorsal rays not prolonged as filaments. Posterior soft portions of dorsal and anal fins angular. Predorsal scales 5. Lateral line interrupted. Seven violet to red stripes on body in life, the upper five extending full length of body; caudal fin of adult males emarginate.
      Biology: Biology unknown. Found in sheltered reefs with rich coral and algae mix along upper parts of slopes. Occurs in small groups of mix sexes but females outnumber males greatly
      Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 75 - 83°F (24 - 28°C) and has a natural diet of zooplankton. Not yet seen in the trade
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