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      Spot-lined Flasher Wrasse
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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Paracheilinus lineopunctatus
      Max. size: 6.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 12 - 40 m
      Gazetteer Western Pacific: Philippines.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9-10; Vertebrae: 25. Scales with dark brown markings; yellow stripes on postorbital head, continuing onto thorax and abdomen; orange-red when fresh. Males more colorful and larger in size than females; color of males intensify during courtship. Males with its first 4-6 dorsal soft rays prolonged as filaments. Mouth small and oblique. Interrupted lateral line.
      Biology: Found on bases of steep outer reef slopes, above rubble or coral. Forms small aggregations
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 75 - 83°F (24 - 28°C) and has a natural diet of zooplankton. Requires a meaty diet consisting of finely chopped enriched fish or shrimp flesh, mysis, and enriched brine shrimp with two to three feedings per day. Best kept in small groups. Should not be kept with more aggressive fishes, e.g., dottybacks and some damsels. They usually make good reef aquarium inhabitants if supplied with ample crevices and caves. Males usually live with several females and juveniles.
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