Monotaxis heterodon

Scientific name Monotaxis heterodon
Descriptor Bleeker
Year of description 1854
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Lethrinidae
Genus Monotaxis
Monotaxis heterodon Monotaxis heterodon

Introduction

Monotaxis heterodon is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    28 cm
  • Maximum size
    35 cm
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes
  • Average size
    28 cm
  • Maximum size
    35 cm
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes

How to recognize Monotaxis heterodon ?

Monotaxis heterodon measures between 28 and 35 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly rouge, jaune and argent body. The also has blanc vertical stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    nocturnal

Monotaxis heterodon is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is carnivorous . This fish lives mainly at night. Usually, it leaves its hiding place and starts to be active once it gets dark.

Although Monotaxis heterodon is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare

Monotaxis heterodon is a fish ovipare.

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 - 60 m

Biotope presentation

Monotaxis heterodon is most often found at a depth between 0m and 60m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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