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Thalassoma lunare (Linnaeus, 1758)
MOON WRASSE
Julis ventralis De Vis, 1885; Labrus lunaris Linnaeus, 1758

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Thalassoma lunare, Moon wrasse : fisheries, aquarium

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Thalassoma lunare (Linnaeus 1758)

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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc () > Labridae (Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Thalassoma: Greek, thalassa = the sea + Greek, soma = body; the colour of the sea (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Linnaeus .

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 20 m (Ref. 9823 ), usually 1 - 20 m (Ref. 27115 ).   Subtropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115 ); 32°N - 36°S, 24°E - 136°W

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa (Ref. 4392 ) to the Line Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island and northern New Zealand (Ref. 1602 ). Reported to have formed a hybrid with Thalassoma rueppellii (Ref. 41655 ).

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 45.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5450 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 11. Adults are identified by the yellow lunate tail. Large males turn blue on the head that grades to green towards the tail (Ref. 48636 ). Body dark green to blue with vertical red to purplish red lines. Head green to blue with irregular pink to violet bands. Adults with large yellow crescent posteriorly in caudal fin and blue pectoral fins with a large elongate pink area distally. Juveniles with a large dark spot in middle of dorsal fin and a large diffuse black spot at base of caudal fin (Ref 9823).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs solitary or in groups (Ref. 90102 ) in the upper portions of lagoon and coastal reefs, and in protected seaward reefs (Ref. 1602 ). Enters estuaries (Ref. 48636 ). Usually found on upper portions of ledges and heads (Ref. 9710 ). Feeds mainly on small benthic invertebrates and fish eggs (Ref. 9823 ). A protogynous hermaphrodite (Ref. 55367 ).

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A diandric species (Ref. 55367 ). Length at sex change = 11.0 cm TL, forms leks during breeding (Ref. 55367 ).

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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. (Ref. 2334 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 12 June 2008

CITES (Ref. 123416 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 24.6 - 29, mean 28 °C (based on 1296 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01259 (0.00817 - 0.01941), b=2.96 (2.84 - 3.08), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.5   ±0.37 se; based on food items. Generation time: 5.8 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies. Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Moderate to high vulnerability (48 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Very high .

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