Pteragogus taeniops (Peters, 1855)
Cheekbar wrasse
Pteragogus taeniops
photo by King, D.R.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Cheilininae
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Zanzibar, Tanzania to Inhaca Island, Mozambique; extends south to Aliwal Shoal in South Africa (Ref. 11228).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 9-9
Biology:  Inhabits quiet weedy bottoms.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 July 2008 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 10.05.93
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 23.02.97

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