indian sneaky wrasse

Scientific name Pteragogus cryptus
Descriptor Randall
Year of description 1981
IUCN category LC
Family Labridae
Genus Pteragogus
Pteragogus cryptus Pteragogus cryptus

Introduction

Pteragogus cryptus, commonly known as indian sneaky wrasse, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    8 cm
  • Maximum size
    9.5 cm
  • Shape
    Oval
  • Pattern
    mottling
  • Average size
    8 cm
  • Maximum size
    9.5 cm
  • Shape
    Oval
  • Pattern
    mottling

How to recognize the indian sneaky wrasse ?

The indian sneaky wrasse measures between 8 and 9.5 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly rouge body. The also has marron mottling.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

The indian sneaky wrasse is a fish solitary naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

Although the indian sneaky wrasse is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare

The indian sneaky wrasse 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?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    26 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    2 - 67 m

Biotope presentation

The indian sneaky wrasse is most often found at a depth between 2m and 67m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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