Animalia > Chordata > Perciformes > Labridae > Diproctacanthus > Diproctacanthus xanthurus

Diproctacanthus xanthurus (Yellow-tail wrasse; Yellowtail wrasse; Yellowtail tubelip; Wandering cleaner wrasse; Cleaner wrasse)

Synonyms: Labroides xanthurus
Language: Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

The yellowtail tubelip , Diproctacanthus xanthurus, is a species of wrasse native to coral reefs of the western Pacific Ocean. It can be found at depths from 3 to 25 m (9.8 to 82.0 ft). The juveniles act as cleaner fish, while the adults primarily prey on coral polyps. This species grows to a total length of 10 cm (3.9 in). It can be found in the aquarium trade. This species is the only known member of its genus.
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Attributes / relations provided by
1Corallivory in tubelip wrasses: diet, feeding and trophic importance, A. J. Cole, M. S. Pratchett and G. P. Jones, Journal of Fish Biology (2010) 76, 818–835
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0