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Novaculichthys taeniourus (clown wrasse; rockmover; Tahiti sand wrasse; Rockmover wrasse; Reindeer wrasse; Olive-scribbled wrasse; Masked wrasse; Dragon wrasse; Carpet wrasse; Bar-cheeked wrasse; Wrasse)

Synonyms: Hemipteronotus taeniourus; Hemipteronotus taeniurus; Julis bifer; Labrus taeniours; Labrus taeniourus; Novaculichthys bifer; Novaculichthys taeniorus; Novaculichthys taeniurus; Novaculichtys taeniorus; Xyrichthys taeniouris
Language: Afrikaans; Bikol; Carolinian; Cebuano; Chavacano; Danish; Davawenyo; Fijian; French; Gela; Hiligaynon; Ilokano; Japanese; Malay; Malayalam; Mandarin Chinese; Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug; Marshallese; Other; Portuguese; Samoan; Spanish; Surigaonon; Swahili; Tagalog; Tahitian; Tuamotuan; Visayan; Waray-waray

Wikipedia Abstract

Novaculichthys taeniourus (rockmover, dragon, or reindeer wrasse) is a species of wrasse mainly found in coral reefs and lagoons in the Indo-Pacific region. These include habitats in the Gulf of California to Panama; tropical Pacific Ocean islands including Hawaii; the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia; and the Indian Ocean to the east coast of Africa. The common name, "rockmover wrasse", comes from their behavior of upending small stones and reef fragments in search of prey. This species is the only known member of its genus.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  
Christmas Island National Park II 21698 Christmas Island, Australia
Pulu Keeling National Park II 6469 Cocos (Keeling) Islands    

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Aluterus scriptus (unicornfish)[1]
Cantherhines dumerilii (Barred filefish)[1]
Chaetodon humeralis (muneca)[1]
Diodon holocanthus (Ajargo)[1]
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)[1]
Holacanthus passer (whitestripe angelfish)[1]
Johnrandallia nigrirostris (Black-nosed butterflyfish)[1]
Pomacanthus zonipectus (Cortez angelfish)[1]
Pseudobalistes naufragium (Stone triggerfish)[1]
Scarus perrico (perrico)[1]
Scarus rubroviolaceus (Redlipped parrot)[1]
Stegastes acapulcoensis (Acapulco major)[1]
Sufflamen verres (brown triggerfish)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Bodianus diplotaenia (Pacific hogfish)13
Carcharhinus melanopterus (Shark)1
Cephalopholis panamensis (Panama graysby)13
Epinephelus labriformis (lateralband grouper)13
Galeocerdo cuvier (Tiger-shark)1
Gymnothorax castaneus (Panamic green moray)13
Gymnothorax dovii (Speckled moray)13
Lutjanus argentiventris (yellowtail snapper)13
Lutjanus novemfasciatus (black snapper)13
Lutjanus viridis (Blue-and-gold snapper)13
Thalassoma grammaticum (Sunset wrasse)13

Predators

Acanthocybium solandri (Wahoo fish)[1]
Carcharhinus leucas (Zambezi shark)[1]
Mycteroperca xenarcha (Broomtail grouper)[1]
Sphyraena ensis (vicuda)[1]
Triaenodon obesus (whitelip reef shark)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Distribution

Agulhas Current; American Samoa; Arabian Sea; Australia; Calamianes Islands; Chagos Islands; China; Christmas Island (Aust.); Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Cook Islands; Coral Sea and GBR; Costa Rica; Egypt; El Salvador; French Polynesia; Galapagos Islands; Great Barrier Reef; Guam; Guatemala; Hawaii (USA); Honduras; Hsiao-liu-chiu; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to South Africa (Ref. 35918) and the Tuamoto Islands, north to Ryukyu and Hawaiian islands, south to Lord Howe Island. Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Panama and the Galapagos Islands (Ref. 5227).; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Insular Pacific-Hawaiian; Japan; Kenya; Kimbe Bay; Kuroshio Current; Lingayen Gulf; Lord Howe Island; Lutao Island; Madagascar; Malaysia; Maldives; Marshall Islands; Mauritius; Mexico; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Milne Bay; Mozambique; New Caledonia; Nicaragua; Norfolk Island; North Australian Shelf; North Marianas; Northeast Australian Shelf; Ogasawara Islands; Oman; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southeast; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Palau; Panama; Panay Gulf; Papua New Guinea; Peng-hu Island; Persian Gulf; Peru-Galapagos Waters; Philippines; Polynesian Waters; Red Sea; Ryukyu Islands; Réunion; Samoa; Seychelles; Somali Coastal Current; Somalia; South Africa; South China Sea; Spratly Islands; Sudan; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Taiwan; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Tawi tawi Bay; Tonga; Tuamoto Islands; Tubbataha Reefs; Vanuatu; Viet Nam; Yellow Sea;

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Citations

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1Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs: Panamá and Galápagos Islands, Peter W. Glynn, Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs, eds. Tim R. McClanahan & George M. Branch, p. 185-208 (2008)
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