Plectorhinchus picus

Scientific name Plectorhinchus picus
Descriptor Cuvier
Year of description 1828
IUCN category NE
Family Haemulidae
Genus Plectorhinchus
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Plectorhinchus picus is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    70 cm
  • Maximum size
    84 cm
  • Pattern
  • Average size
    70 cm
  • Maximum size
    84 cm
  • Pattern

How to recognize Plectorhinchus picus ?

Plectorhinchus picus measures between 70 and 84 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly noir and blanc body. The also has noir ponctuations.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Plectorhinchus picus is a fish solitary naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

This species is territorial and does not appreciate the presence of intruders nearby, especially animals with similar behavior. However, Plectorhinchus picus has little concern for non-territorial animals.


  • Reproduction

Plectorhinchus picus 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
    3 - 50 m

Biotope presentation

Plectorhinchus picus is most often found at a depth between 3m and 50m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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