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Blue spotted wrasse

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Labridae
Genus  Anampses
Order  Perciformes
Class  Actinopterygii
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
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Similar  Anampses, Spotted wrasse, Yellow‑breasted wrasse, Anampses neoguinaicus, Lined wrasse

The blue-spotted wrasse, Anampses caeruleopunctatus, is a species of wrasse found from the Atlantic coast of South Africa through the Indian Ocean to Japan and Australia east to Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean (though absent from Hawaii). This species is found at depths from 3 to 30 m (9.8 to 98.4 ft), with the adults preferring the surge zone on coral reefs or along rocky coastlines. Juveniles orient their bodies and move in such a way as to resemble floating leaves. This species can reach a length of 42 cm (17 in). It is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries and can be found in the aquarium trade.

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Common name

Bluespotted wrasse

Habitat

Salt water

Dispersion

Andaman sea

Utilization

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References

Blue-spotted wrasse Wikipedia


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