east atlantic peacock wrasse

Scientific name Symphodus tinca
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category LC
Family Labridae
Genus Symphodus
Symphodus tinca Symphodus tinca

Introduction

Symphodus tinca, commonly known as east atlantic peacock wrasse, is a salt water fish from the Mediterranean Sea.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    25 cm
  • Maximum size
    40 cm
  • Shape
    Rectangular
  • Pattern
    horizontal stripes
  • Average size
    25 cm
  • Maximum size
    40 cm
  • Shape
    Rectangular
  • Pattern
    horizontal stripes

How to recognize the east atlantic peacock wrasse ?

The east atlantic peacock wrasse measures between 25 and 40 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly rouge and vert body. The also has rouge and marron horizontal stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with carnivorous tendency
  • Sociability
    living as a couple or in a group
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The east atlantic peacock wrasse is a fish living as a couple or in a group naturally found near the bottom. This species is omnivorous with carnivorous tendency .

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 east atlantic peacock wrasse has little concern for non-territorial animals.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert

The east atlantic peacock wrasse is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert.

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
    16 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 50 m

Biotope presentation

The east atlantic peacock wrasse is most often found at a depth between 1m and 50m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Fishkeeping

Not recommended

We do not recommend keeping this species in an aquarium. It has unpredictable needs which, if not met, generate significant stress, potentially leading to a shorter life expectancy, an interruption of its growth or the development of pathogens.

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