rouquié

Scientific name Symphodus doderleini
Descriptor Jordan
Year of description 1890
IUCN category LC
Family Labridae
Genus Symphodus
Symphodus doderleini Symphodus doderleini

Introduction

Symphodus doderleini, commonly known as rouquié, is a salt water fish from the Mediterranean Sea.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    6 cm
  • Maximum size
    10 cm
  • Longevity
    6 year
  • Shape
    Rectangular
  • Pattern
    horizontal stripes
  • Average size
    6 cm
  • Maximum size
    10 cm
  • Longevity
    6 year
  • Shape
    Rectangular
  • Pattern
    horizontal stripes

How to recognize the rouquié ?

The rouquié measures between 6 and 10 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly marron, blanc and beige body. The also has marron and blanc horizontal stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The rouquié is a fish living in small groups 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. It can also be virulent toward conspecifics. However, the rouquié has little concern for non-territorial animals.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare
  • Hermaphrodite
    protogynous

The rouquié is a fish ovipare. 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
    16 - 22 °C
  • Depth
    2 - 40 m

Biotope presentation

The rouquié is most often found at a depth between 2m and 40m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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