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Oxycheilinus samurai

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lexID:
11852 
AphiaID:
1363912 
Scientific:
Oxycheilinus samurai 
German:
Samurai Prachtlippfisch 
English:
Samurai Wrasse 
Category:
Labres 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Oxycheilinus (Genus) > samurai (Species) 
Initial determination:
Fukui, Muto & Motomura, 2016 
Occurrence:
îles Ryuku, Japon, Pacifique Ouest, Philippines 
Sea depth:
25 - 60 Meter 
Size:
10 cm - 12 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 25°C 
Food:
Copepods, Amphipods, Fish eggs, alevin, Daphnia salina, Invertébrés, krill, le zooplancton, mysis, poissons (petits poissons), polypes coralliens 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-08-05 21:30:47 

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Very special thanks for the first photos of Oxycheilinus samurai to Yoshino Fukui, PhD student in Professor Motomura Hiroshi's laboratory in the United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences.
The Master student Yoshino Fukui has has discovered and named the new species of wrasse from the genus Oxicheilinus after collecting five specimens from the
Philippines and Ryukyu Is.
She named the new species Oxycheilinus samurai, because the pale-coloured pattern on the back of the heads of adult fish resembles the sasayaki hairstyle favoured by Edo period samurai, in honor of the warrior caste of 11th- to 19th-century Japan, specifically their expertise in martial arts.

Elongate red body, slightly compressed anteriorly; Whitish lower jaw; Small elongated yellow pupil with green edge; A large deep green smudge anterodorsally on body from nape to middle of dorsal-fin base; A bluish-green blotch on basal membrane between first and second dorsal-fin spines; Posterior margin of caudal fin white.

"The specific name of this species "samurai" means a Japanease samurai warrior. When you spell it short as "O.samurai", this means a polite form, like "Mr. samurai".

Similar species: Oxycheilinus orientalis (Günther, 1862)

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