Oxycheilinus bimaculatus

Scientific name Oxycheilinus bimaculatus
Descriptor Valenciennes
Year of description 1840
IUCN category LC
Family Labridae
Genus Oxycheilinus
Oxycheilinus bimaculatus Oxycheilinus bimaculatus

Introduction

Oxycheilinus bimaculatus is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    15 cm
  • Maximum size
    17 cm
  • Average size
    15 cm
  • Maximum size
    17 cm

How to recognize Oxycheilinus bimaculatus ?

Oxycheilinus bimaculatus measures around 15 cm. The dominant males can however reach 17 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly rouge, jaune and vert body.

Sexual dimorphism

The adult male is bigger than the female.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    solitary
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

Oxycheilinus bimaculatus is a fish solitary naturally found in the vegetation. This species is carnivorous .

This species is territorial and does not appreciate the presence of intruders nearby, especially animals with similar behavior. It can also be virulent toward conspecifics. However, Oxycheilinus bimaculatus has little concern for non-territorial animals.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert
  • Hermaphrodite
    protogynous

Oxycheilinus bimaculatus is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert. always born female. Growing up, individuals will change sex to become male, this is called successive hermaphroditism of the protogynous type.

Harmless species

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

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    2 - 120 m
  • Environment
    Free benthic

Biotope presentation

Oxycheilinus bimaculatus is most often found at a depth between 2m and 120m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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