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      Secretive / Disappearing Wrasse
      Secretive / Disappearing Wrasse

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      mojoreef


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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Pseudocheilinus evanidus
      Max. size: 8.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 6 - 61 m
      Distribution:
      Gazetteer Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to South Africa and the Hawaiian and Tuamoto islands, north to the Izu Islands.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9. Body red to orange-red with about 25 fine white longitudinal lines; pale blue to bluish white streak from the mouth's corner to almost upper corner of preopercle. Interrupted lateral line, anterior tubed scales 14-17 (modally 16). Scales on cheek, 2 horizontal rows (3 anteriorly).
      Biology: Found among patches of rubble or among branching coral of seaward reef slopes from 6 to at least 40 m. Generally solitary and feeds on small benthic invertebrates. Rare in less than 20 m
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 74 - 83°F (23 - 28°C) and has a natural diet of benthic invertebrate. 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. These wrasses are fairly secretive and make fairly good reef aquarium inhabitants, however, they need numerous hiding places.
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