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Blackspotted Wrasse

Macropharyngodon meleagris (Valenciennes 1839)

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Macropharyngodon meleagris (Blackspotted Wrasse) is a species of bony fishes in the family Labridae. Individuals can grow to 15 cm. They have sexual reproduction. They rely on pectoral fin oscillation to move around.

  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/pectoral_oscillation
  • Definition: a type of pectoral-fin-based swimming, also known as mobuliform locomotion. Lower frequency than fin undulation; can be described as the production of less than half a wave on the fin, similar to a bird wing flapping. Pelagic stingrays use oscillatory locomotion.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Blackspotted wrasse. View this species on GBIF