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Luzonichthys

Luzonichthys taeniatus

Randall & McCosker, 1992

Slender Anthias, Striped Splitfin

Not Reef Tank Suitable

Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Banda Sea, Indonesia.

Size: 2 inches (6 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits steep outer reef slopes and found at depths between 75 to 130 feet (20 – 40 m), where it feeds on zooplankton.

General Husbandry: Has a reddish body with horizontal orange bands long the back and two dark areas on the caudal peduncle. Not purposely collected for the trade due to its very limited collection areas and its collection depths.

Taxonomy:

    Order: Perciformes

    Suborder: Percoidei

    Family: Serranidae

    Subfamily: Anthiinae

    Genus: Luzonichthys

FYI: Best displayed in small groups in ‘special species’ dimly lit public aquarium displays.

Shown here for identification only.

 Luzonichthys taeniatus (Slender Anthias, Striped Splitfin)
Photo © John Randall
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