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Halichoeres pallidus Kuiter and Randall, 1995
PALE WRASSE
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Halichoeres pallidus Kuiter & Randall , 1995

Pale wrasse Add your observation in Fish Watcher
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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: Halichoeres: Greek, als, alis = salt + Greek, choiros = pig (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on authors: Kuiter & Randall .

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 30 - 74 m (Ref. 34765 ).   Tropical

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

Pacific Ocean: eastern Indonesia to Palau and the Line Islands. Replaced by Halichoeres trispilus in the Indian Ocean.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 34765 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 12. Looks white at depth. Juveniles with three large black spots in dorsal fin (Ref. 48636 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in steep outer reef slopes to at least 74 m depth (Ref. 34765 ), with large caves and rich invertebrate growth. Occurs in small groups of females and dominating male (Ref. 48636 ).

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

Distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205 ).

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

Myers, R.F. , 1999. Micronesian reef fishes. A comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 216 p. (Ref. 34765 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 25 March 2009

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

Updated: 2020-02-17 12:01:44 gmt
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