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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae Wrasses
Subfamily: Corinae
Genus: Halichoeres

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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 12.5 cm TL
Halichoeres adustus (Gilbert, 1890)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Halichoeres adustus
[Black wrasse]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Halichoeres aestuaricola Bussing, 1972

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Halichoeres aestuaricola
[Mangrove wrasse]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Halichoeres argus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres argus
[Argus wrasse]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Halichoeres bathyphilus (Beebe & Tee-Van, 1932)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Halichoeres bathyphilus
[Greenband wrasse]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Halichoeres bicolor (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Halichoeres bicolor
[Pearly-spotted wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL
Halichoeres binotopsis (Bleeker, 1849)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres binotopsis
[Saowisata wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Halichoeres biocellatus Schultz, 1960

Photo by Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Halichoeres biocellatus
[Red-lined wrasse]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Halichoeres bivittatus (Bloch, 1791)

Photo by Photo by Steele, M.A.
 
Halichoeres bivittatus
[Slippery dick]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.2 cm SL

 
Halichoeres bleekeri
[]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 39.5 cm SL
Halichoeres brasiliensis (Bloch, 1791)

Photo by Photo by Floeter, S.R.
 
Halichoeres brasiliensis
[Brazilian wrasse]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Halichoeres brownfieldi
[Brownfields wrasse]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.7 cm SL

 
Halichoeres burekae
[Mardi Gras wrasse]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Halichoeres caudalis (Poey, 1860)

Photo by Photo by Cox, C.
 
Halichoeres caudalis
[Painted wrasse]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 17.5 cm TL
Halichoeres chierchiae Di Caporiacco, 1948

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Halichoeres chierchiae
[Wounded wrasse]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Halichoeres chlorocephalus Kuiter & Randall, 1995

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres chlorocephalus
[Greenhead wrasse]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Halichoeres chloropterus (Bloch, 1791)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres chloropterus
[Pastel-green wrasse]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Halichoeres chrysotaenia (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres chrysotaenia
[Indian Ocean pinstriped wrasse]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Halichoeres chrysus Randall, 1981

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Halichoeres chrysus
[Canary wrasse]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL
Halichoeres claudia Randall & Rocha, 2009

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres claudia
[Claudia's wrasse]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Halichoeres cosmetus Randall & Smith, 1982

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres cosmetus
[Adorned wrasse]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Halichoeres cyanocephalus (Bloch, 1791)

Photo by Photo by Schüür, G.
 
Halichoeres cyanocephalus
[Yellowcheek wrasse]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 27 cm SL
Halichoeres dimidiatus (Agassiz, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Halichoeres dimidiatus
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Halichoeres discolor Bussing, 1983

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Halichoeres discolor
[Cocos wrasse]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Halichoeres dispilus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres dispilus
[Chameleon wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Halichoeres erdmanni Randall & Allen, 2010

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres erdmanni
[Erdmann's wrasse]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 19.3 cm TL
Halichoeres garnoti (Valenciennes, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Halichoeres garnoti
[Yellowhead wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Halichoeres hartzfeldii (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres hartzfeldii
[Hartzfeld's wrasse]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 9.6 cm SL
Halichoeres hilomeni Randall & Allen, 2010

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Halichoeres hilomeni
[Hilomen's wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Halichoeres hortulanus (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres hortulanus
[Checkerboard wrasse]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Halichoeres insularis Allen & Robertson, 1992

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Halichoeres insularis
[Socorro wrasse]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.5 cm TL
Halichoeres iridis Randall & Smith, 1982

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres iridis
[]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Halichoeres kallochroma (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres kallochroma
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Halichoeres kneri
[Kner's wrasse]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Halichoeres lapillus Smith, 1947

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres lapillus
[Jewelled wrasse]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.4 cm SL
Halichoeres leptotaenia Randall & Earle, 1994

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres leptotaenia
[]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Halichoeres leucoxanthus Randall & Smith, 1982

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Halichoeres leucoxanthus
[Canarytop wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Halichoeres leucurus (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Halichoeres leucurus
[Greyhead wrasse]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Halichoeres maculipinna (Müller & Troschel, 1848)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres maculipinna
[Clown wrasse]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Halichoeres malpelo Allen & Robertson, 1992

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Halichoeres malpelo
[Malpelo wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL
Halichoeres margaritaceus (Valenciennes, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres margaritaceus
[Pink-belly wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Halichoeres marginatus Rüppell, 1835

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres marginatus
[Dusky wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Halichoeres melanochir Fowler & Bean, 1928

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres melanochir
[Orangefin wrasse]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Halichoeres melanotis (Gilbert, 1890)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Halichoeres melanotis
[Golden wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Halichoeres melanurus (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres melanurus
[Tail-spot wrasse]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.1 cm SL
Halichoeres melas Randall & Earle, 1994

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres melas
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Halichoeres melasmapomus Randall, 1981

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres melasmapomus
[Cheekspot wrasse]



Western Pacific.
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Halichoeres miniatus (Valenciennes, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres miniatus
[Circle-cheek wrasse]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Halichoeres nebulosus (Valenciennes, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres nebulosus
[Nebulous wrasse]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Halichoeres nicholsi (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres nicholsi
[Spinster wrasse]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Halichoeres nigrescens (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Halichoeres nigrescens
[Bubblefin wrasse]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25.4 cm TL
Halichoeres notospilus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Halichoeres notospilus
[Banded wrasse]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Halichoeres orientalis Randall, 1999

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres orientalis
[]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Halichoeres ornatissimus (Garrett, 1863)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres ornatissimus
[Ornamented wrasse]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Halichoeres pallidus Kuiter & Randall, 1995

Photo by Photo by Pyle, R.M.
 
Halichoeres pallidus
[Pale wrasse]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Halichoeres papilionaceus (Valenciennes, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Bos, A.R.
 
Halichoeres papilionaceus
[Weed wrasse]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 11.2 cm SL
Halichoeres pardaleocephalus (Bleeker, 1849)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres pardaleocephalus
[Lineblotch wrasse]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL
Halichoeres pelicieri Randall & Smith, 1982

Photo by Photo by Pelicier, D.
 
Halichoeres pelicieri
[]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 11.9 cm SL
Halichoeres penrosei Starks, 1913

Photo by Photo by Rocha, L.A.
 
Halichoeres penrosei
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Halichoeres pictus (Poey, 1860)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres pictus
[Rainbow wrasse]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL
Halichoeres podostigma (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres podostigma
[Axil spot wrasse]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Halichoeres poeyi (Steindachner, 1867)

Photo by Photo by Macieira, R.M.
 
Halichoeres poeyi
[Blackear wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Halichoeres prosopeion (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres prosopeion
[Twotone wrasse]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Halichoeres radiatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres radiatus
[Puddingwife wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Halichoeres richmondi Fowler & Bean, 1928

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres richmondi
[Richmond's wrasse]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Halichoeres rubricephalus Kuiter & Randall, 1995

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Halichoeres rubricephalus
[Redhead wrasse]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 23.1 cm SL
Halichoeres rubrovirens Rocha, Pinheiro & Gasparini, 2010

Photo by Photo by Macieira, R.M.
 
Halichoeres rubrovirens
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL
Halichoeres salmofasciatus Allen & Robertson, 2002

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Halichoeres salmofasciatus
[Red-striped wrasse]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 21.4 cm SL
Halichoeres sazimai Luiz, Ferreira & Rocha, 2009

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Halichoeres sazimai
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Halichoeres scapularis (Bennett, 1832)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres scapularis
[Zigzag wrasse]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Halichoeres semicinctus (Ayres, 1859)

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Halichoeres semicinctus
[Rock wrasse]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Halichoeres signifer Randall & Earle, 1994

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres signifer
[]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL
Halichoeres socialis Randall & Lobel, 2003

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres socialis
[]



Western Pacific.
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Halichoeres solorensis (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres solorensis
[Green wrasse]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.8 cm TL
Halichoeres stigmaticus Randall & Smith, 1982

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres stigmaticus
[U-spot wrasse]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 13.6 cm SL
Halichoeres tenuispinis (Günther, 1862)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres tenuispinis
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Halichoeres timorensis (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres timorensis
[Timor wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Halichoeres trimaculatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres trimaculatus
[Threespot wrasse]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.5 cm TL
Halichoeres trispilus Randall & Smith, 1982

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres trispilus
[Triplespot warsse]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Halichoeres zeylonicus (Bennett, 1833)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halichoeres zeylonicus
[Goldstripe wrasse]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL
Halichoeres zulu Randall & King, 2010

Photo by Photo by King, D.R.
 
Halichoeres zulu
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Halichoeres adustus Black wrasse Eastern Pacific 12.5 TL 1890
Halichoeres aestuaricola Mangrove wrasse Eastern Pacific 22 TL 1972
Halichoeres argus Argus wrasse Indo-West Pacific 12 TL 1801
Halichoeres bathyphilus Greenband wrasse Western Atlantic 23 TL 1932
Halichoeres bicolor Pearly-spotted wrasse Indo-West Pacific 12 TL 1801
Halichoeres binotopsis Saowisata wrasse Western Pacific 8.9 SL 1849
Halichoeres biocellatus Red-lined wrasse Western Pacific 12 TL 1960
Halichoeres bivittatus Slippery dick Western Atlantic 35 TL 1791
Halichoeres bleekeri Western Pacific 12.2 SL 1887
Halichoeres brasiliensis Brazilian wrasse Southwest Atlantic 39.5 SL 1791
Halichoeres brownfieldi Brownfields wrasse Eastern Indian Ocean 15 TL 1945
Halichoeres burekae Mardi Gras wrasse Western Atlantic 7.7 SL 2007
Halichoeres caudalis Painted wrasse Western Atlantic 20 TL 1860
Halichoeres chierchiae Wounded wrasse Eastern Central Pacific 17.5 TL 1948
Halichoeres chlorocephalus Greenhead wrasse Western Central Pacific 7.5 SL 1995
Halichoeres chloropterus Pastel-green wrasse Western Central Pacific 19 SL 1791
Halichoeres chrysotaenia Indian Ocean pinstriped wrasse Indian Ocean 13 TL 1853
Halichoeres chrysus Canary wrasse Eastern Indian Ocean 12 TL 1981
Halichoeres claudia Claudia's wrasse Pacific Ocean 8.8 SL 2009
Halichoeres cosmetus Adorned wrasse Western Indian Ocean 13 TL 1982
Halichoeres cyanocephalus Yellowcheek wrasse Western Atlantic 30 TL 1791
Halichoeres dimidiatus Southwest Atlantic 27 SL 1831
Halichoeres discolor Cocos wrasse Eastern Central Pacific 15 TL 1983
Halichoeres dispilus Chameleon wrasse Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1864
Halichoeres erdmanni Erdmann's wrasse Western Pacific 7.2 SL 2010
Halichoeres garnoti Yellowhead wrasse Western Atlantic 19.3 TL 1839
Halichoeres hartzfeldii Hartzfeld's wrasse Western Pacific 18 TL 1852
Halichoeres hilomeni Hilomen's wrasse Western Central Pacific 9.6 SL 2010
Halichoeres hortulanus Checkerboard wrasse Indo-Pacific 27 TL 1801
Halichoeres insularis Socorro wrasse Eastern Central Pacific 7 TL 1992
Halichoeres iridis Western Indian Ocean 11.5 TL 1982
Halichoeres kallochroma Eastern Indian Ocean 12 TL 1853
Halichoeres kneri Kner's wrasse Western Pacific 10 TL 1862
Halichoeres lapillus Jewelled wrasse Western Indian Ocean 14 TL 1947
Halichoeres leptotaenia Western Indian Ocean 10.4 SL 1994
Halichoeres leucoxanthus Canarytop wrasse Indian Ocean 12 TL 1982
Halichoeres leucurus Greyhead wrasse Western Pacific 13 TL 1792
Halichoeres maculipinna Clown wrasse Western Atlantic 18 TL 1848
Halichoeres malpelo Malpelo wrasse Eastern Central Pacific 15 TL 1992
Halichoeres margaritaceus Pink-belly wrasse Indo-Pacific 12.5 SL 1839
Halichoeres marginatus Dusky wrasse Indo-Pacific 18 TL 1835
Halichoeres melanochir Orangefin wrasse Western Pacific 18 TL 1928
Halichoeres melanotis Golden wrasse Eastern Central Pacific 13 TL 1890
Halichoeres melanurus Tail-spot wrasse Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1851
Halichoeres melas Western Indian Ocean 12.1 SL 1994
Halichoeres melasmapomus Cheekspot wrasse Indo-Pacific 24 TL 1981
Halichoeres miniatus Circle-cheek wrasse Western Pacific. 14 TL 1839
Halichoeres nebulosus Nebulous wrasse Indo-West Pacific 12 TL 1839
Halichoeres nicholsi Spinster wrasse Eastern Pacific 38 TL 1882
Halichoeres nigrescens Bubblefin wrasse Indo-West Pacific 14 TL 1801
Halichoeres notospilus Banded wrasse Eastern Pacific 25.4 TL 1864
Halichoeres orientalis Northwest Pacific 7.6 SL 1999
Halichoeres ornatissimus Ornamented wrasse Pacific Ocean 18 TL 1863
Halichoeres pallidus Pale wrasse Pacific Ocean 10 TL 1995
Halichoeres papilionaceus Weed wrasse Western Central Pacific 12 TL 1839
Halichoeres pardaleocephalus Lineblotch wrasse Indo-West Pacific 11.2 SL 1849
Halichoeres pelicieri Western Indian Ocean 4.9 SL 1982
Halichoeres penrosei Southwest Atlantic 11.9 SL 1913
Halichoeres pictus Rainbow wrasse Western Atlantic 13 TL 1860
Halichoeres podostigma Axil spot wrasse Western Central Pacific 18.5 SL 1854
Halichoeres poeyi Blackear wrasse Western Atlantic 20 TL 1867
Halichoeres prosopeion Twotone wrasse Western Pacific 13 SL 1853
Halichoeres radiatus Puddingwife wrasse Western Atlantic 51 TL 1758
Halichoeres richmondi Richmond's wrasse Western Pacific 19 TL 1928
Halichoeres rubricephalus Redhead wrasse Western Central Pacific 10 TL 1995
Halichoeres rubrovirens Southwest Atlantic 23.1 SL 2010
Halichoeres salmofasciatus Red-striped wrasse Eastern Central Pacific 6.3 SL 2002
Halichoeres sazimai Southwest Atlantic 21.4 SL 2009
Halichoeres scapularis Zigzag wrasse Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1832
Halichoeres semicinctus Rock wrasse Eastern Pacific 38 TL 1859
Halichoeres signifer Western Indian Ocean 8.2 SL 1994
Halichoeres socialis Western Central Atlantic 4.7 SL 2003
Halichoeres solorensis Green wrasse Western Pacific. 18 TL 1853
Halichoeres stigmaticus U-spot wrasse Western Indian Ocean 12.8 TL 1982
Halichoeres tenuispinis Northwest Pacific 13.6 SL 1862
Halichoeres timorensis Timor wrasse Indo-West Pacific 12 TL 1852
Halichoeres trimaculatus Threespot wrasse Indo-Pacific 27 TL 1834
Halichoeres trispilus Triplespot warsse Western Indian Ocean 9.5 TL 1982
Halichoeres zeylonicus Goldstripe wrasse Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1833
Halichoeres zulu Western Indian Ocean 13.5 SL 2010



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