Animalia > Chordata > Perciformes > Labridae > Novaculichthys > Novaculichthys taeniourus

Novaculichthys taeniourus (clown wrasse; rockmover; Tahiti sand wrasse; Rockmover wrasse; Reindeer wrasse; Olive-scribbled wrasse; Masked wrasse; Dragon wrasse; Carpet wrasse; Bar-cheeked wrasse; Wrasse)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Novaculichthys taeniourus (rockmover, dragon, or reindeer wrasse) is a species of wrasse mainly found in coral reefs and lagoons in the Indo-Pacific region. These include habitats in the Gulf of California to Panama; tropical Pacific Ocean islands including Hawaii; the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia; and the Indian Ocean to the east coast of Africa. The common name, "rockmover wrasse", comes from their behavior of upending small stones and reef fragments in search of prey. This species is the only known member of its genus.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  
Christmas Island National Park II 21698 Christmas Island, Australia
Pulu Keeling National Park II 6469 Cocos (Keeling) Islands    


Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Acanthocybium solandri (Wahoo fish)[1]
Carcharhinus leucas (Zambezi shark)[1]
Mycteroperca xenarcha (Broomtail grouper)[1]
Sphyraena ensis (vicuda)[1]
Triaenodon obesus (whitelip reef shark)[1]

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs: Panamá and Galápagos Islands, Peter W. Glynn, Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs, eds. Tim R. McClanahan & George M. Branch, p. 185-208 (2008)
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0