Chiseltooth Wrasse, Pseudodax moluccanus (Valenciennes 1840)


Other Names: Chisel-tooth Wrasse

A Chiseltooth Wrasse, Pseudodax moluccanus, in the Red sea at Marsa Alam, Egypt. Source: BBM Explorer / Flickr / www.bbmexplorer.com. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A greyish to reddish-brown wrasse with a dark streak or spot on each body scale, a blue streak above a yellow upper lip, blue teeth, and a black caudal fin with a blue margin. Juveniles are pale blue with a broad midbody stripe, and subadults have a yellow band on the tail base.
Juveniles resemble cleaner wrasse of the genus Labroides and also remove external parasites form other fishes.

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Dianne J. Bray, Pseudodax moluccanus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/269

Chiseltooth Wrasse, Pseudodax moluccanus (Valenciennes 1840)

References


Sadovy, Y., Pollard, D. & Rocha, L.A. 2010. Pseudodax moluccanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 6 March 2015.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37384146

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:3-40 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:25 cm TL

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