Halichoeres argus

Scientific name Halichoeres argus
Descriptor Bloch & Schneider
Year of description 1801
IUCN category LC
Family Labridae
Genus Halichoeres
Halichoeres argus Halichoeres argus

Introduction

Halichoeres argus is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    10 cm
  • Maximum size
    12 cm
  • Average size
    10 cm
  • Maximum size
    12 cm

How to recognize Halichoeres argus ?

Halichoeres argus measures between 10 and 12 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly vert and orange body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    gregarious
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

Halichoeres argus is a fish gregarious naturally found near the bottom. The members of each group are organized around a well established hierarchy. This species is carnivorous .

Although Halichoeres argus is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

Halichoeres argus is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 15 m

Biotope presentation

Halichoeres argus is most often found at a depth between 0m and 15m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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