Xenichthys agassizii Steindachner, 1876
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Haemulidae (Grunts), subfamily: Haemulinae
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 3 - 18 m
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: endemic to the Galapagos Islands.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Forms large, dense, polarized schools along walls and over rocky slopes, often in somewhat protected areas (Ref. 5227).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 25 May 2007 (D2) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 20.11.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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