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Labroides dimidiatus

Valenciennes, 1839

Bluestreak cleaner wrasse


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Latin name : Labroides dimidiatus (Valenciennes, 1839)
Synonyms :
Classification : Labridae [ Cuvier, 1816 ] ( Wrasses )
Name : Labre nettoyeur
Nettoyeur commun
Girelle nettoyeuse
Name : Bluestreak cleaner wrasse
Common cleanerfish
Main identification characters
Mostly common cleanerfish. Its long logitudinal line helps other fish to identify this cleanerfish.
Max size : 11.5 cm.
Possible confusions
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Feeds on crustacean ectoparasites and mucus of other fishes. Stays in stations where other fish come to be cleaned. Cleaning intensity is not related to client size or commoness.
Cycle of life / Reproduction
Cleaning stations are occupied by a pair of adults, a group of juveniles or a group of females accompanied by a dominant male where a female becomes a functional male if the dominant male disappears.
Interaction with other species
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Inhabits coral rich areas of inner lagoons and subtidal reef flats to seaward reefs.
Geographical distribution
Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Line, Marquesan, and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa islands; throughout Micronesia.
Websites :
http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?genusname=Labroides [...]

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Découvrir la mer Rouge et l'océan Indien
Steven Weinberg
Editions Nathan 1996, 1997
Guide du récif corallien de Mer Rouge
Helmut Debelius
PLB Editions, 1998
Data sheet written by Christophe Naslain , 13/06/2003

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