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      Bluelined Wrasse
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      mojoreef


      Reef Keeper

      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
      Posts: 7,855
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      Stethojulis albovittata
      Max. size: 14.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine ; depth range - 10 m
      Distribution:
      Gazetteer Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea to Natal, South Africa; east to Maldives and Chagos Islands.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 11. Males lack the red axil spot and females usually feature two white lines.
      Biology: Inhabits reef flats and clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Found singly or in small groups consisting of one male and a few females. Feeds on small invertebrates, especially crustaceans and mollusks.
      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 consisting of finely chopped enriched fish or shrimp flesh, mysis, and enriched brine shrimp with two to three feedings per day. Difficult to feed, and sometimes bury themselves if frightened. Usually, they sleep under rock shelves, on or under a coral branch, in a crevice, or directly on the sand surface, however, providing a deep sandbed of about 3 inches (7.5 cm) of fine-grained sand would be a good idea
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