FishBase | Search | All Living Things


Hemigymnus melapterus (Bloch, 1791)
THICKLIP WRASSE
Black-eyed Thick-lip; Black-eyed Thicklip; Blackeye Thicklip; Half & Half Wrasse; Half-and-half Wrasse; Thick-lipped Wrasse; Thicklipped Wrasse; Cheilolabrus magnilabrus Alleyne and Macleay, 1877; Labrus melapterus Bloch, 1791

Life   Vertebrata   Fish   Labridae   Hemigymnus


Click on map for details about points.

Links
go to Discover Life's Facebook group

Following modified from Australian Faunal Directory
   Top | See original

http://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/889cdee7-f2ee-4eca-bb97-c4c3d74befdd/ ---> https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/889cdee7-f2ee-4eca-bb97-c4c3d74befdd/
&pull 20q v5.145 20180528: Error 404 Not Found https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/889cdee7-f2ee-4eca-bb97-c4c3d74befdd/

Following modified from Taiwan Biodiversity National Information Network
   Top | See original

 
Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Labridae  
 Genus Hemigymnus  
  Hemigymnus melapterus    (Bloch, 1791) 
Provider: Chen, Li-Shu 
hierarchy tree    download xml    download txt    Chinese Page    
Synonyms: Halichoeres melapterus Hamigymnus melapterus Hemigymnus melapturus Labrus melapterus   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993) Fishbase(2006) Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea.. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p.
Name Code: 381985
  IUCN Red List:LC       Marine     
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan    FishBase    Discover Life    World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)  
User Response:   upload Comments    upload Photo
 
Previous Page       Home Page

Following modified from FishBase
   Top | See original

http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/speciesSummary.php?genusname=Hemigymnus&speciesname=melapterus ---> https://www.fishbase.in/Summary/speciesSummary.php?genusname=Hemigymnus&speciesname=melapterus
https://www.fishbase.in/Summary/speciesSummary.php?genusname=Hemigymnus&speciesname=melapterus ---> https://www.fishbase.in/summary/Hemigymnus-melapterus.html

You can sponsor this page

Common name (e.g. trout)

Genus + Species (e.g. Gadus morhua)

Hemigymnus melapterus (Bloch , 1791)

Blackeye thicklip Add your observation in Fish Watcher
Native range
Reviewed map
Hemigymnus melapterus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
Upload your photos  and  videos
Pictures | Videos |     Google image Image of Hemigymnus melapterus (Blackeye thicklip) Hemigymnus melapterus
Picture by Randall, J.E.

Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes ( gen. , sp. ) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Hemigymnus: Greek, hemi = half + Greek, gymnos = naked (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Bloch .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 30 m (Ref. 9710 ), usually 5 - 30 m (Ref. 27115 ).   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115 ); 30°N - 36°S, 24°E - 138°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Micronesia, Samoa (Ref. 2334 ), and Polynesia (Ref. 9823 ).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 37.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93095 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 11. This species is distinguished by the following characters: gill rakers 26-29; small juveniles dark brown, green on snout and interorbital, with a slightly oblique white bar from front of dorsal fin to abdomen, and 2 narrow pale yellowish bars below soft portion of dorsal fin that fade ventrally; larger juveniles have a white bar from origin of dorsal fin, passing beneath pectoral fin onto abdomen; head and body anterior to bar greyish green, posterior to bar black; posterior caudal peduncle and caudal fin yellow, often with 1 or 2 small black spots centrally near base: small females with body posterior to a curving demarcation between origins of dorsal and anal fins blackish with a narrow dark greenish bar on each scale, grading to yellow with blue-green spots posteriorly on caudal peduncle and fin; large females dark green posterior to oblique demarcation on body, the scales rimmed in black, with a vertical green line or spot on each scale; head and anterior body light green dorsally, pale blue-green ventrally, have irregular bands on snout and above eye, and a large complex marking behind eye; body of males posterior to demarcation dark green, each scale with narrow pale blue-green and black posterior margin; head green dorsally with irregular green to blue-green bands, including a blue ring around eye; cheek and operculum pinkish white with irregular light blue lines and spots, except for a large yellowish green blotch centrally on cheek without markings; lips and ventral part of head mainly pale blue; chest and abdomen pinkish white with a light blue spot or arc on scales (Ref. 93095 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in subtidal reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs. Juveniles occur inshore, found among branching corals while adults found in areas of mixed sand, rubble, and coral (Ref. 9710 ). Large adults in deeper water (Ref. 48636 ). Maximum length beyond 45 cm TL is unlikely, with largest measured individual at 37 cm TL (Ref, Feeds mainly on small invertebrates, especially crustaceans, polychaete worms, mollusks and brittle stars (Ref. 9823 ). Diet changing from primarily demersal planktonic crustaceans to hard-shelled invertebrates with growth (Ref. 37816 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous, with distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205 ).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Westneat, Mark | Collaborators

Randall, J.E. , 2013. Review of the Indo-Pacific labrid fish genus Hemigymnus . J. Ocean Sci. Foundation 6:2-18. (Ref. 93095 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

Updated: 2020-01-22 23:52:57 gmt
FishBase | Search | All Living Things | Top
© Designed by The Polistes Corporation