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Family: Labridae Wrasses



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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Acantholabrus palloni (Risso, 1810)

Photo by Photo by Svensen, E.
 
Acantholabrus palloni
[Scale-rayed wrasse]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 175 cm TL
Achoerodus gouldii (Richardson, 1843)

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Achoerodus gouldii
[Western blue groper]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 62 cm TL
Achoerodus viridis (Steindachner, 1866)

Photo by Photo by Yau, B.
 
Achoerodus viridis
[Eastern blue groper]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Ammolabrus dicrus Randall & Carlson, 1997

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ammolabrus dicrus
[Sand wrasse]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Anampses caeruleopunctatus Rüppell, 1829

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Anampses caeruleopunctatus
[Bluespotted wrasse]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Anampses chrysocephalus Randall, 1958

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Anampses chrysocephalus
[Red tail wrasse]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Anampses cuvier Quoy & Gaimard, 1824

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Anampses cuvier
[Pearl wrasse]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Anampses elegans Ogilby, 1889

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Anampses elegans
[Elegant wrasse]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Anampses femininus Randall, 1972

Photo by Photo by Pereira, P.H.C.
 
Anampses femininus
[Blue-striped orange tamarin]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Anampses geographicus Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Anampses geographicus
[Geographic wrasse]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Anampses lennardi Scott, 1959

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Anampses lennardi
[Blue-and-yellow wrasse]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Anampses lineatus Randall, 1972

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Anampses lineatus
[Lined wrasse]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Anampses melanurus Bleeker, 1857

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Anampses melanurus
[White-spotted wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Anampses meleagrides Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Anampses meleagrides
[Spotted wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Anampses neoguinaicus Bleeker, 1878

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Anampses neoguinaicus
[New Guinea wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Anampses twistii Bleeker, 1856

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Anampses twistii
[Yellowbreasted wrasse]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Anchichoerops natalensis (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1909)

Photo by Photo by Faria, C.
 
Anchichoerops natalensis
[Natal wrasse]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.6 cm SL
Austrolabrus maculatus (Macleay, 1881)

Photo by Photo by Saunders, B.
 
Austrolabrus maculatus
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 32.8 cm SL
Bodianus albotaeniatus (Valenciennes, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Bodianus albotaeniatus
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Bodianus anthioides (Bennett, 1832)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Bodianus anthioides
[Lyretail hogfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30.7 cm SL
Bodianus atrolumbus (Valenciennes, 1839)

Photo by Photo by King, D.R.
 
Bodianus atrolumbus
[Palebar hogfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Bodianus axillaris (Bennett, 1832)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Bodianus axillaris
[Axilspot hogfish]



Central Pacific
Max. Length 45.6 cm SL
Bodianus bathycapros Gomon, 2006

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Bodianus bathycapros
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 10.9 cm SL
Bodianus bennetti Gomon & Walsh, 2016

Photo by Photo by Bennett, T.
 
Bodianus bennetti
[Lemon-striped pygmy hogfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Bodianus bilunulatus (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Bodianus bilunulatus
[Tarry hogfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL
Bodianus bimaculatus Allen, 1973

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Bodianus bimaculatus
[Twospot hogfish]
No picture found


 
Bodianus busellatus
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 14.2 cm SL
Bodianus cylindriatus (Tanaka, 1930)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Bodianus cylindriatus
[]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16.9 cm SL
Bodianus diana (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Bodianus diana
[Diana's hogfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 14.4 cm SL
Bodianus dictynna Gomon, 2006

Photo by Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Bodianus dictynna
[Redfin hogfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Bodianus diplotaenia (Gill, 1862)

Photo by Photo by Honeycutt, K.
 
Bodianus diplotaenia
[Mexican hogfish]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Bodianus eclancheri (Valenciennes, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Bodianus eclancheri
[Harlequin wrasse]
No picture found

Max. Length 42.2 cm SL

 
Bodianus flavifrons
[Masked pigfish]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 36.8 cm SL
Bodianus flavipinnis Gomon, 2001

Photo by Photo by Tindale, S.
 
Bodianus flavipinnis
[Yellowfin pigfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Bodianus frenchii (Klunzinger, 1879)

Photo by Photo by Yau, B.
 
Bodianus frenchii
[Foxfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Bodianus insularis Gomon & Lubbock, 1980

Photo by Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Bodianus insularis
[Island hogfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Bodianus izuensis Araga & Yoshino, 1975

Photo by Photo by Großkopf, J.
 
Bodianus izuensis
[Striped pigfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 24.2 cm SL
Bodianus leucosticticus (Bennett, 1832)

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Bodianus leucosticticus
[Lined hogfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Bodianus loxozonus (Snyder, 1908)

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Bodianus loxozonus
[Blackfin hogfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 62 cm TL
Bodianus macrognathos (Morris, 1974)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Bodianus macrognathos
[Giant hogfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Bodianus macrourus (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Bodianus macrourus
[Black-banded hogfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Bodianus masudai Araga & Yoshino, 1975

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Bodianus masudai
[]



Western Pacific between W
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Bodianus mesothorax (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Bodianus mesothorax
[Splitlevel hogfish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Bodianus neilli (Day, 1867)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Bodianus neilli
[Bay of Bengal hogfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL
Bodianus neopercularis Gomon, 2006

Photo by Photo by Johnson, S.
 
Bodianus neopercularis
[]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Bodianus opercularis (Guichenot, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Bodianus opercularis
[Blackspot hogfish]



Northwestern Pacific
Max. Length 29 cm SL
Bodianus oxycephalus (Bleeker, 1862)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Bodianus oxycephalus
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL
Bodianus paraleucosticticus Gomon, 2006

Photo by Photo by Walsh, F.
 
Bodianus paraleucosticticus
[]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 80 cm SL
Bodianus perditio (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Bodianus perditio
[Golden-spot hogfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 17.9 cm SL
Bodianus prognathus Lobel, 1981

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Bodianus prognathus
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 28.5 cm TL
Bodianus pulchellus (Poey, 1860)

Photo by Photo by Bertoncini, A.A.
 
Bodianus pulchellus
[Spotfin hogfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 20.2 cm SL
Bodianus rubrisos Gomon, 2006

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Bodianus rubrisos
[Red-sashed hogfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Bodianus rufus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Bodianus rufus
[Spanish hogfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Bodianus sanguineus (Jordan & Evermann, 1903)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Bodianus sanguineus
[Sunrise wrasse]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Bodianus scrofa (Valenciennes, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Bodianus scrofa
[Barred hogfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Bodianus sepiacaudus
[Crescent-tail hogfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Bodianus solatus Gomon, 2006

Photo by Photo by Yau, B.
 
Bodianus solatus
[Sunburnt pigfish]



Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Bodianus speciosus (Bowdich, 1825)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Bodianus speciosus
[Blackbar hogfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 17.7 cm SL

 
Bodianus tanyokidus
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 14.8 cm SL
Bodianus thoracotaeniatus Yamamoto, 1982

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Bodianus thoracotaeniatus
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Bodianus trilineatus (Fowler, 1934)

Photo by Photo by King, D.R.
 
Bodianus trilineatus
[Fourline hogfish]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Bodianus unimaculatus (Günther, 1862)

Photo by Photo by Duffy, C.
 
Bodianus unimaculatus
[Red pigfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 43.5 cm SL
Bodianus vulpinus (Richardson, 1850)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Bodianus vulpinus
[Western pigfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Centrolabrus exoletus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Salesjö, A.
 
Centrolabrus exoletus
[Rock cook]



Mediterranean Sea
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Centrolabrus melanocercus (Risso, 1810)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Centrolabrus melanocercus
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21.8 cm SL
Cheilinus abudjubbe Rüppell, 1835

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilinus abudjubbe
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Cheilinus chlorourus (Bloch, 1791)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilinus chlorourus
[Floral wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Cheilinus fasciatus (Bloch, 1791)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilinus fasciatus
[Redbreasted wrasse]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Cheilinus lunulatus (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilinus lunulatus
[Broomtail wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Cheilinus oxycephalus Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilinus oxycephalus
[Snooty wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Cheilinus trilobatus Lacepède, 1801

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Cheilinus trilobatus
[Tripletail wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 229 cm SL
Cheilinus undulatus Rüppell, 1835

Photo by Photo by Honeycutt, K.
 
Cheilinus undulatus
[Humphead wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Cheilio inermis (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Moldzio, S.
 
Cheilio inermis
[Cigar wrasse]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Choerodon anchorago (Bloch, 1791)

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Choerodon anchorago
[Orange-dotted tuskfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 78.1 cm SL

 
Choerodon aurulentus
[Gilded tuskfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Choerodon azurio (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choerodon azurio
[Azurio tuskfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Choerodon cauteroma Gomon & Allen, 1987

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Choerodon cauteroma
[Bluespotted tuskfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Choerodon cephalotes (Castelnau, 1875)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Choerodon cephalotes
[Purple tuskfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Choerodon cyanodus (Richardson, 1843)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choerodon cyanodus
[Blue tuskfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 23.4 cm SL

 
Choerodon cypselurus
[Swallowtail tuskfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Choerodon fasciatus (Günther, 1867)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choerodon fasciatus
[Harlequin tuskfish]
No picture found


 
Choerodon frenatus
[Bridled tuskfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10.3 cm SL
Choerodon gomoni Allen & Randall, 2002

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choerodon gomoni
[Gomon's tuskfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 51.5 cm TL
Choerodon graphicus (De Vis, 1885)

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Choerodon graphicus
[Graphic tuskfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Choerodon gymnogenys (Günther, 1867)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Choerodon gymnogenys
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.2 cm SL

 
Choerodon japonicus
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Choerodon jordani (Snyder, 1908)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choerodon jordani
[Jordan's tuskfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Choerodon margaritiferus Fowler & Bean, 1928

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choerodon margaritiferus
[Pearly tuskfish]
No picture found


 
Choerodon melanostigma
[]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Choerodon monostigma Ogilby, 1910

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Choerodon monostigma
[Dark-spot tuskfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 28.2 cm SL
Choerodon oligacanthus (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choerodon oligacanthus
[White-patch tuskfish]
No picture found


 
Choerodon paynei
[Payne's tuskfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Choerodon robustus (Günther, 1862)

Photo by Photo by Koch, R.J.
 
Choerodon robustus
[Robust tuskfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Choerodon rubescens (Günther, 1862)

Photo by Photo by Fairclough, D.
 
Choerodon rubescens
[Baldchin groper]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Choerodon schoenleinii (Valenciennes, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Banks, I.
 
Choerodon schoenleinii
[Blackspot tuskfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.8 cm SL

 
Choerodon skaiopygmaeus
[Western pygmy tuskfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 24 cm TL

 
Choerodon sugillatum
[Wedge-tailed tuskfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Choerodon venustus (De Vis, 1884)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choerodon venustus
[Venus tuskfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Choerodon vitta Ogilby, 1910

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choerodon vitta
[Redstripe tuskfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Choerodon zamboangae (Seale & Bean, 1907)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choerodon zamboangae
[Purple eyebrowed tuskfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Choerodon zosterophorus (Bleeker, 1868)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choerodon zosterophorus
[Zoster wrasse]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus adornatus Randall & Kunzmann, 1998

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus adornatus
[Red-fin fairy wrasse]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus africanus Victor, 2016

Photo by Photo by Kohen, K.
 
Cirrhilabrus africanus
[African longfin fairy wrasse]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus aurantidorsalis Allen & Kuiter, 1999

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus aurantidorsalis
[Orangeback fairy-warsse]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus balteatus Randall, 1988

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus balteatus
[Girdled wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus bathyphilus Randall & Nagareda, 2002

Photo by Photo by Walsh, F.
 
Cirrhilabrus bathyphilus
[Deepwater wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus beauperryi Allen, Drew & Barber, 2008

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus beauperryi
[Beau’s wrasse]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus blatteus Springer & Randall, 1974

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhilabrus blatteus
[Purple-boned wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus brunneus Allen, 2006

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus brunneus
[Dusky fairy-warsse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus cenderawasih Allen & Erdmann, 2006

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cirrhilabrus cenderawasih
[Cenderawasih wrasse]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus claire Randall & Pyle, 2001

Photo by Photo by Tea, Y.-K.
 
Cirrhilabrus claire
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus condei Allen & Randall, 1996

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhilabrus condei
[Conde's wrasse]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Cirrhilabrus cyanogularis
[Blue-throated fairy-wrasse]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura
[Blueside wrasse]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.9 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus earlei Randall & Pyle, 2001

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus earlei
[Orange-striped wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 6.9 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus efatensis Walsh, Tea & Tanaka, 2017

Photo by Photo by Walsh, F.
 
Cirrhilabrus efatensis
[Hooded fairy wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus exquisitus Smith, 1957

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus exquisitus
[Exquisite wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus filamentosus (Klausewitz, 1976)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhilabrus filamentosus
[Whip-fin wrasse]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.5 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus flavidorsalis Randall & Carpenter, 1980

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhilabrus flavidorsalis
[Yellowfin fairy wrasse]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Cirrhilabrus greeni
[Sunset fairy-wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus humanni Allen & Erdmann, 2012

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus humanni
[Human's fairy-warsse]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus Allen & Hammer, 2016

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus
[Monsoon Fairy-wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus isosceles Tea, Senou & Greene, 2016

Photo by Photo by Tea, Y.-K.
 
Cirrhilabrus isosceles
[Pintail fairy-wrasse]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus joanallenae Allen, 2000

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus joanallenae
[Joan's fairy-warsse]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus johnsoni Randall, 1988

Photo by Photo by Johnson, J.
 
Cirrhilabrus johnsoni
[Johnson's wrasse]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus jordani Snyder, 1904

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus jordani
[Flame wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus katherinae Randall, 1992

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhilabrus katherinae
[Katherine's wrasse]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus katoi Senou & Hirata, 2000

Photo by Photo by Senou, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus katoi
[]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus laboutei Randall & Lubbock, 1982

Photo by Photo by Walsh, F.
 
Cirrhilabrus laboutei
[Laboute's wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus lanceolatus Randall & Masuda, 1991

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhilabrus lanceolatus
[Long-tailed wrasse]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus lineatus Randall & Lubbock, 1982

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus lineatus
[Purplelined wrasse]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus lubbocki Randall & Carpenter, 1980

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus lubbocki
[Lubbock's wrasse]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus lunatus Randall & Masuda, 1991

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus lunatus
[]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus luteovittatus Randall, 1988

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus luteovittatus
[Yellowband wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus marinda Allen, Erdmann & Dailami, 2015

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cirrhilabrus marinda
[Sailfin fairy-wrasse]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus marjorie Allen, Randall & Carlson, 2003

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus marjorie
[Marjorie's Wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus melanomarginatus Randall & Shen, 1978

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhilabrus melanomarginatus
[Blackfin fairy-warsse]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus morrisoni Allen, 1999

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cirrhilabrus morrisoni
[Morrison's wrasse]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus nahackyi Walsh & Tanaka, 2012

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus nahackyi
[Nahacky's wrasse]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus naokoae Randall & Tanaka, 2009

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus naokoae
[Naoko's Fairy Wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus punctatus Randall & Kuiter, 1989

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhilabrus punctatus
[Dotted wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus pylei Allen & Randall, 1996

Photo by Photo by Walsh, F.
 
Cirrhilabrus pylei
[Pyle's wrasse]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus randalli Allen, 1995

Photo by Photo by Kuiter, R.H.
 
Cirrhilabrus randalli
[Randall's wrasse]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis Randall, 1988

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis
[Rhomboid wrasse]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus roseafascia Randall & Lubbock, 1982

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus roseafascia
[pink-banded fairy-warsse]



Central Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus rubeus Victor, 2016

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus rubeus
[Ruby longfin fairy wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 12.2 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus rubrimarginatus Randall, 1992

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus rubrimarginatus
[Red-margined wrasse]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 9.1 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus rubripinnis Randall & Carpenter, 1980

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus rubripinnis
[Redfin wrasse]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis Randall & Emery, 1983

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus rubriventralis Springer & Randall, 1974

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus rubriventralis
[Longfin fairy wrasse]
No picture found


 
Cirrhilabrus ryukyuensis
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus sanguineus Cornic, 1987

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhilabrus sanguineus
[]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus scottorum Randall & Pyle, 1989

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhilabrus scottorum
[Scott's wrasse]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Cirrhilabrus shutmani
[Magma fairy wrasse]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus solorensis Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Photo by Frische, J.
 
Cirrhilabrus solorensis
[Red-eye wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus squirei Walsh, 2014

Photo by Photo by Walsh, F.
 
Cirrhilabrus squirei
[Squire's fairy wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus temminckii Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhilabrus temminckii
[Threadfin wrasse]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus tonozukai Allen & Kuiter, 1999

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Cirrhilabrus tonozukai
[Tono's wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Cirrhilabrus walindi Allen & Randall, 1996

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhilabrus walindi
[Walindi fairy-warsse]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL
Cirrhilabrus walshi Randall & Pyle, 2001

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirrhilabrus walshi
[]



Northeast Atlantic

Clepticus africanus Heiser, Moura & Robertson, 2000

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Clepticus africanus
[African Creole wrasse]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 23.3 cm SL
Clepticus brasiliensis Heiser, Moura & Robertson, 2000

Photo by Photo by Gasparini, J.L.
 
Clepticus brasiliensis
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Clepticus parrae (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Clepticus parrae
[Creole wrasse]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Conniella apterygia Allen, 1983

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Conniella apterygia
[Mutant wrasse]



Eastern Atlantic

Coris atlantica Günther, 1862

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Coris atlantica
[]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Coris auricularis (Valenciennes, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Yau, B.
 
Coris auricularis
[Western king wrasse]
No picture found

Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Coris aurilineata
[Goldlined coris]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Coris aygula Lacepède, 1801

Photo by Photo by Wuertz, S.
 
Coris aygula
[Clown coris]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Coris ballieui Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris ballieui
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Coris batuensis (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris batuensis
[Batu coris]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Coris bulbifrons Randall & Kuiter, 1982

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris bulbifrons
[Doubleheader]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Coris caudimacula (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris caudimacula
[Spottail coris]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL
Coris centralis Randall, 1999

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris centralis
[]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Coris cuvieri (Bennett, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Coris cuvieri
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm NG
Coris debueni Randall, 1999

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris debueni
[De Buen's coris]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Coris dorsomacula Fowler, 1908

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris dorsomacula
[Pale-barred coris]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 50.8 cm SL
Coris flavovittata (Bennett, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris flavovittata
[Yellowstripe coris]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Coris formosa (Bennett, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Coris formosa
[Queen coris]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Coris gaimard (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris gaimard
[African coris]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 13.9 cm SL
Coris hewetti Randall, 1999

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris hewetti
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Coris julis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Coris julis
[Mediterranean rainbow wrasse]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Coris latifasciata Randall, 2013

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris latifasciata
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Coris marquesensis Randall, 1999

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris marquesensis
[]



Northwest Pacific

Coris musume (Jordan & Snyder, 1904)

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Coris musume
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 43.5 cm TL
Coris nigrotaenia Mee & Hare, 1995

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris nigrotaenia
[Blackbar coris]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Coris picta (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Banks, I.
 
Coris picta
[Comb wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Coris pictoides Randall & Kuiter, 1982

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris pictoides
[Blackstripe coris]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 19.8 cm SL
Coris roseoviridis Randall, 1999

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris roseoviridis
[]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Coris sandeyeri (Hector, 1884)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris sandeyeri
[Sandager's wrasse]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Coris variegata (Rüppell, 1835)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris variegata
[Dapple coris]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 19.3 cm TL
Coris venusta Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris venusta
[Elegant coris]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Ctenolabrus rupestris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Ferreira, V.
 
Ctenolabrus rupestris
[Goldsinny-wrasse]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 17.8 cm SL
Cymolutes lecluse (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cymolutes lecluse
[Sharp-headed wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Cymolutes praetextatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Cymolutes praetextatus
[Knife razorfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Cymolutes torquatus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Cymolutes torquatus
[Finescale razorfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18.5 cm TL
Decodon grandisquamis (Smith, 1968)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Decodon grandisquamis
[Largescale wrasse]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 32.3 cm TL
Decodon melasma Gomon, 1974

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Decodon melasma
[Blackspot wrasse]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Decodon pacificus (Kamohara, 1952)

Photo by Photo by National Museum of Marine Science and Technology, Taiwan
 
Decodon pacificus
[Ten-tooth wrasse]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Decodon puellaris (Poey, 1860)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Decodon puellaris
[Red hogfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Diproctacanthus xanthurus (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Photo by Bos, A.R.
 
Diproctacanthus xanthurus
[Yellowtail tubelip]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9.4 cm TL
Doratonotus megalepis Günther, 1862

Photo by Photo by Leahy Jr., P.M.
 
Doratonotus megalepis
[Dwarf wrasse]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.4 cm SL

 
Dotalabrus alleni
[Little rainbow wrasse]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.1 cm SL

 
Dotalabrus aurantiacus
[Castelnau's wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL
Epibulus brevis Carlson, Randall & Dawson, 2008

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Epibulus brevis
[Latent slingjaw wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 54 cm SL
Epibulus insidiator (Pallas, 1770)

Photo by Photo by Rusconi, G.
 
Epibulus insidiator
[Sling-jaw wrasse]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.4 cm SL

 
Eupetrichthys angustipes
[Snakeskin wrasse]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.4 cm SL

 
Frontilabrus caeruleus
[]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Gomphosus caeruleus Lacepède, 1801

Photo by Photo by Kochzius, M.
 
Gomphosus caeruleus
[Green birdmouth wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Gomphosus varius Lacepède, 1801

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Gomphosus varius
[Bird wrasse]



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]



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Acantholabrus palloni Scale-rayed wrasse Eastern Atlantic 25 TL 1810
Achoerodus gouldii Western blue groper Eastern Indian Ocean 175 TL 1843
Achoerodus viridis Eastern blue groper Southwest Pacific 62 TL 1866
Ammolabrus dicrus Sand wrasse Eastern Central Pacific 9.4 SL 1997
Anampses caeruleopunctatus Bluespotted wrasse Indo-West Pacific 42 TL 1829
Anampses chrysocephalus Red tail wrasse Pacific Ocean 17 TL 1958
Anampses cuvier Pearl wrasse Pacific Ocean 31 TL 1824
Anampses elegans Elegant wrasse Southwest Pacific 29 TL 1889
Anampses femininus Blue-striped orange tamarin Pacific Ocean 24 TL 1972
Anampses geographicus Geographic wrasse Indo-West Pacific 31 TL 1840
Anampses lennardi Blue-and-yellow wrasse Eastern Indian Ocean 28 TL 1959
Anampses lineatus Lined wrasse Indo-West Pacific 13 TL 1972
Anampses melanurus White-spotted wrasse Pacific Ocean 12 TL 1857
Anampses meleagrides Spotted wrasse Indo-Pacific 22 TL 1840
Anampses neoguinaicus New Guinea wrasse Western Pacific 20 SL 1878
Anampses twistii Yellowbreasted wrasse Indo-Pacific 18 TL 1856
Anchichoerops natalensis Natal wrasse Western Indian Ocean 75 TL 1909
Austrolabrus maculatus Eastern Indian Ocean 12.6 SL 1881
Bodianus albotaeniatus Eastern Central Pacific 32.8 SL 1839
Bodianus anthioides Lyretail hogfish Indo-Pacific 24 SL 1832
Bodianus atrolumbus Palebar hogfish Western Indian Ocean 30.7 SL 1839
Bodianus axillaris Axilspot hogfish Indo-Pacific 20 SL 1832
Bodianus bathycapros Central Pacific 45.6 SL 2006
Bodianus bennetti Lemon-striped pygmy hogfish Western Pacific 10.9 SL 2016
Bodianus bilunulatus Tarry hogfish Indo-West Pacific 55 TL 1801
Bodianus bimaculatus Twospot hogfish Indo-Pacific 5.9 SL 1973
Bodianus busellatus Central Pacific 2006
Bodianus cylindriatus Western Pacific 14.2 SL 1930
Bodianus diana Diana's hogfish Indian Ocean 16.9 SL 1801
Bodianus dictynna Redfin hogfish Western Pacific 14.4 SL 2006
Bodianus diplotaenia Mexican hogfish Eastern Pacific 76 TL 1862
Bodianus eclancheri Harlequin wrasse Southeast Pacific 61 TL 1846
Bodianus flavifrons Masked pigfish Southwest Pacific 42.2 SL 2001
Bodianus flavipinnis Yellowfin pigfish Southwest Pacific 36.8 SL 2001
Bodianus frenchii Foxfish Indo-West Pacific 45 TL 1879
Bodianus insularis Island hogfish Eastern Atlantic 33 TL 1980
Bodianus izuensis Striped pigfish Western Pacific 10 SL 1975
Bodianus leucosticticus Lined hogfish Indo-West Pacific 24.2 SL 1832
Bodianus loxozonus Blackfin hogfish Western Pacific 47 TL 1908
Bodianus macrognathos Giant hogfish Western Indian Ocean 62 TL 1974
Bodianus macrourus Black-banded hogfish Western Indian Ocean 32 TL 1801
Bodianus masudai Western Pacific 12 SL 1975
Bodianus mesothorax Splitlevel hogfish Western Pacific between W 25 TL 1801
Bodianus neilli Bay of Bengal hogfish Indian Ocean 20 TL 1867
Bodianus neopercularis Western Pacific 9.7 SL 2006
Bodianus opercularis Blackspot hogfish Indian Ocean 18 TL 1847
Bodianus oxycephalus Northwestern Pacific 29 SL 1862
Bodianus paraleucosticticus Western Pacific 9.9 SL 2006
Bodianus perditio Golden-spot hogfish Pacific Ocean 80 SL 1834
Bodianus prognathus Eastern Central Pacific 17.9 SL 1981
Bodianus pulchellus Spotfin hogfish Western Atlantic 28.5 TL 1860
Bodianus rubrisos Red-sashed hogfish Western Pacific 20.2 SL 2006
Bodianus rufus Spanish hogfish Western Atlantic 40 TL 1758
Bodianus sanguineus Sunrise wrasse Eastern Central Pacific 19 SL 1903
Bodianus scrofa Barred hogfish Eastern Atlantic 51 TL 1839
Bodianus sepiacaudus Crescent-tail hogfish Western Central Pacific 8.7 SL 2006
Bodianus solatus Sunburnt pigfish Eastern Indian Ocean 35 SL 2006
Bodianus speciosus Blackbar hogfish Eastern Central Atlantic 50 SL 1825
Bodianus tanyokidus Indo-West Pacific, Comoro 17.7 SL 1981
Bodianus thoracotaeniatus Northwest Pacific 14.8 SL 1982
Bodianus trilineatus Fourline hogfish Western Indian Ocean 28 TL 1934
Bodianus unimaculatus Red pigfish Southwest Pacific 50 TL 1862
Bodianus vulpinus Western pigfish Eastern Indian Ocean 43.5 SL 1850
Centrolabrus exoletus Rock cook Eastern Atlantic 18 TL 1758
Centrolabrus melanocercus Mediterranean Sea 14 TL 1810
Cheilinus abudjubbe Western Indian Ocean 21.8 SL 1835
Cheilinus chlorourus Floral wrasse Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1791
Cheilinus fasciatus Redbreasted wrasse Indo-Pacific 40 SL 1791
Cheilinus lunulatus Broomtail wrasse Western Indian Ocean 50 TL 1775
Cheilinus oxycephalus Snooty wrasse Indo-Pacific 17 TL 1853
Cheilinus trilobatus Tripletail wrasse Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1801
Cheilinus undulatus Humphead wrasse Indo-Pacific 229 SL 1835
Cheilio inermis Cigar wrasse Indo-Pacific 50 SL 1775
Choerodon anchorago Orange-dotted tuskfish Indo-West Pacific 50 TL 1791
Choerodon aurulentus Gilded tuskfish South Pacific 78.1 SL 2017
Choerodon azurio Azurio tuskfish Western Pacific 40 TL 1901
Choerodon cauteroma Bluespotted tuskfish Eastern Indian Ocean 36 TL 1987
Choerodon cephalotes Purple tuskfish Indo-West Pacific 38 TL 1875
Choerodon cyanodus Blue tuskfish Indo-West Pacific 70 TL 1843
Choerodon cypselurus Swallowtail tuskfish Western Central Indian Oc 23.4 SL 2017
Choerodon fasciatus Harlequin tuskfish Western Pacific 30 TL 1867
Choerodon frenatus Bridled tuskfish Western Central Pacific 1910
Choerodon gomoni Gomon's tuskfish Western Central Pacific 10.3 SL 2002
Choerodon graphicus Graphic tuskfish Western Pacific 51.5 TL 1885
Choerodon gymnogenys Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1867
Choerodon japonicus Indo-West Pacific 15.2 SL 1958
Choerodon jordani Jordan's tuskfish Western Pacific 17 TL 1908
Choerodon margaritiferus Pearly tuskfish Western Central Pacific 11 SL 1928
Choerodon melanostigma Western Central Pacific 1928
Choerodon monostigma Dark-spot tuskfish Western Central Pacific 25 TL 1910
Choerodon oligacanthus White-patch tuskfish Western Central Pacific 28.2 SL 1851
Choerodon paynei Payne's tuskfish Eastern Indian Ocean 1945
Choerodon robustus Robust tuskfish Indo-West Pacific 35 TL 1862
Choerodon rubescens Baldchin groper Eastern Indian Ocean 90 TL 1862
Choerodon schoenleinii Blackspot tuskfish Indo-West Pacific 100 TL 1839
Choerodon skaiopygmaeus Western pygmy tuskfish Western Indian Ocean, Som 13.8 SL 2017
Choerodon sugillatum Wedge-tailed tuskfish Western Pacific 24 TL 1987
Choerodon venustus Venus tuskfish Western Pacific 65 TL 1884
Choerodon vitta Redstripe tuskfish Western Pacific 20 TL 1910
Choerodon zamboangae Purple eyebrowed tuskfish Indo-West Pacific 45 TL 1907
Choerodon zosterophorus Zoster wrasse Western Central Pacific 25 TL 1868
Cirrhilabrus adornatus Red-fin fairy wrasse Eastern Indian Ocean 6.3 SL 1998
Cirrhilabrus africanus African longfin fairy wrasse Western Indian Ocean 6.5 SL 2016
Cirrhilabrus aurantidorsalis Orangeback fairy-warsse Western Central Pacific 10 TL 1999
Cirrhilabrus balteatus Girdled wrasse Western Central Pacific 10 TL 1988
Cirrhilabrus bathyphilus Deepwater wrasse Western Pacific 7.6 SL 2002
Cirrhilabrus beauperryi Beau’s wrasse Western Pacific 8.5 SL 2008
Cirrhilabrus blatteus Purple-boned wrasse Western Indian Ocean 16 TL 1974
Cirrhilabrus brunneus Dusky fairy-warsse Western Pacific 4.4 SL 2006
Cirrhilabrus cenderawasih Cenderawasih wrasse Western Pacific 6.5 SL 2006
Cirrhilabrus claire Eastern Central Pacific 8.4 SL 2001
Cirrhilabrus condei Conde's wrasse Western Pacific 8 TL 1996
Cirrhilabrus cyanogularis Blue-throated fairy-wrasse Indo-West Pacific 6.2 SL 2018
Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura Blueside wrasse Indo-West Pacific 15 SL 1851
Cirrhilabrus earlei Orange-striped wrasse Western Central Pacific 6.9 SL 2001
Cirrhilabrus efatensis Hooded fairy wrasse Western Pacific 6.9 SL 2017
Cirrhilabrus exquisitus Exquisite wrasse Indo-Pacific 12 SL 1957
Cirrhilabrus filamentosus Whip-fin wrasse Western Pacific 8 TL 1976
Cirrhilabrus flavidorsalis Yellowfin fairy wrasse Western Central Pacific 6.5 TL 1980
Cirrhilabrus greeni Sunset fairy-wrasse Western Indian Ocean 4.7 SL 2017
Cirrhilabrus humanni Human's fairy-warsse Western Pacific 5.4 SL 2012
Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus Monsoon Fairy-wrasse Eastern Indian Ocean 5.6 SL 2016
Cirrhilabrus isosceles Pintail fairy-wrasse Western Pacific 5.7 SL 2016
Cirrhilabrus joanallenae Joan's fairy-warsse Eastern Indian Ocean 8.5 TL 2000
Cirrhilabrus johnsoni Johnson's wrasse Western Central Pacific 6 TL 1988
Cirrhilabrus jordani Flame wrasse Eastern Central Pacific 10 TL 1904
Cirrhilabrus katherinae Katherine's wrasse Western Pacific 7.1 SL 1992
Cirrhilabrus katoi Northwest Pacific 7.5 SL 2000
Cirrhilabrus laboutei Laboute's wrasse Western Central Pacific 12 TL 1982
Cirrhilabrus lanceolatus Long-tailed wrasse Western Pacific 8.8 SL 1991
Cirrhilabrus lineatus Purplelined wrasse Western Central Pacific 12 TL 1982
Cirrhilabrus lubbocki Lubbock's wrasse Western Central Pacific 8 TL 1980
Cirrhilabrus lunatus Northwest Pacific 8.5 SL 1991
Cirrhilabrus luteovittatus Yellowband wrasse Pacific Ocean 12 TL 1988
Cirrhilabrus marinda Sailfin fairy-wrasse Western Pacific 4.6 SL 2015
Cirrhilabrus marjorie Marjorie's Wrasse Western Central Pacific 5.8 SL 2003
Cirrhilabrus melanomarginatus Blackfin fairy-warsse Western Pacific 13 SL 1978
Cirrhilabrus morrisoni Morrison's wrasse Eastern Indian Ocean 5.5 SL 1999
Cirrhilabrus nahackyi Nahacky's wrasse Western Central Pacific 6.5 SL 2012
Cirrhilabrus naokoae Naoko's Fairy Wrasse Eastern Indian Ocean 6 SL 2009
Cirrhilabrus punctatus Dotted wrasse Western Pacific 13 TL 1989
Cirrhilabrus pylei Pyle's wrasse Western Pacific 9 TL 1996
Cirrhilabrus randalli Randall's wrasse Eastern Indian Ocean 8.4 SL 1995
Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis Rhomboid wrasse Western Central Pacific 8.5 TL 1988
Cirrhilabrus roseafascia pink-banded fairy-warsse Western Central Pacific 10 TL 1982
Cirrhilabrus rubeus Ruby longfin fairy wrasse Central Indian Ocean 5.3 SL 2016
Cirrhilabrus rubrimarginatus Red-margined wrasse Western Pacific 12.2 SL 1992
Cirrhilabrus rubripinnis Redfin wrasse Western Central Pacific 9.1 TL 1980
Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis Western Indian Ocean 7.2 SL 1983
Cirrhilabrus rubriventralis Longfin fairy wrasse Western Indian Ocean 7.5 TL 1974
Cirrhilabrus ryukyuensis Western Pacific 1904
Cirrhilabrus sanguineus Western Indian Ocean 6.7 SL 1987
Cirrhilabrus scottorum Scott's wrasse Pacific Ocean 13 TL 1989
Cirrhilabrus shutmani Magma fairy wrasse Western Central Pacific 5.6 SL 2017
Cirrhilabrus solorensis Red-eye wrasse Western Central Pacific 11 TL 1853
Cirrhilabrus squirei Squire's fairy wrasse Western Pacific 5.6 SL 2014
Cirrhilabrus temminckii Threadfin wrasse Western Pacific 9.9 SL 1853
Cirrhilabrus tonozukai Tono's wrasse Western Central Pacific 7.5 TL 1999
Cirrhilabrus walindi Walindi fairy-warsse Western Pacific 7 TL 1996
Cirrhilabrus walshi Eastern Central Pacific 6.3 SL 2001
Clepticus africanus African Creole wrasse Northeast Atlantic 2000
Clepticus brasiliensis Southwest Atlantic 23.3 SL 2000
Clepticus parrae Creole wrasse Western Atlantic 30 TL 1801
Conniella apterygia Mutant wrasse Eastern Indian Ocean 8 TL 1983
Coris atlantica Eastern Atlantic 1862
Coris auricularis Western king wrasse Eastern Indian Ocean 40 TL 1839
Coris aurilineata Goldlined coris Western Pacific 14 TL 1982
Coris aygula Clown coris Indo-Pacific 120 TL 1801
Coris ballieui Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL 1875
Coris batuensis Batu coris Indo-Pacific 17 TL 1856
Coris bulbifrons Doubleheader Southwest Pacific 60 TL 1982
Coris caudimacula Spottail coris Indian Ocean 20 TL 1834
Coris centralis Eastern Central Pacific 9.2 SL 1999
Coris cuvieri Indian Ocean 38 TL 1831
Coris debueni De Buen's coris Eastern Pacific 27 NG 1999
Coris dorsomacula Pale-barred coris Western Pacific 38 TL 1908
Coris flavovittata Yellowstripe coris Eastern Central Pacific 50.8 SL 1828
Coris formosa Queen coris Western Indian Ocean 60 TL 1830
Coris gaimard African coris Pacific Ocean 40 TL 1824
Coris hewetti Eastern Central Pacific 13.9 SL 1999
Coris julis Mediterranean rainbow wrasse Eastern Atlantic 30 SL 1758
Coris latifasciata Indian Ocean 9.4 SL 2013
Coris marquesensis Eastern Central Pacific 23 SL 1999
Coris musume Northwest Pacific 1904
Coris nigrotaenia Blackbar coris Western Indian Ocean 43.5 TL 1995
Coris picta Comb wrasse Western Pacific 25 TL 1801
Coris pictoides Blackstripe coris Western Pacific 15 TL 1982
Coris roseoviridis Eastern Central Pacific 19.8 SL 1999
Coris sandeyeri Sandager's wrasse Southwest Pacific 25 TL 1884
Coris variegata Dapple coris Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1835
Coris venusta Elegant coris Eastern Central Pacific 19.3 TL 1875
Ctenolabrus rupestris Goldsinny-wrasse Eastern Atlantic 18 TL 1758
Cymolutes lecluse Sharp-headed wrasse Eastern Central Pacific 17.8 SL 1824
Cymolutes praetextatus Knife razorfish Indo-Pacific 20 SL 1834
Cymolutes torquatus Finescale razorfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1840
Decodon grandisquamis Largescale wrasse Western Indian Ocean 18.5 TL 1968
Decodon melasma Blackspot wrasse Eastern Pacific 32.3 TL 1974
Decodon pacificus Ten-tooth wrasse Northwest Pacific 16 SL 1952
Decodon puellaris Red hogfish Western Atlantic 30 TL 1860
Diproctacanthus xanthurus Yellowtail tubelip Western Central Pacific 10 TL 1856
Doratonotus megalepis Dwarf wrasse Western Atlantic 9.4 TL 1862
Dotalabrus alleni Little rainbow wrasse Eastern Indian Ocean 8.4 SL 1988
Dotalabrus aurantiacus Castelnau's wrasse Eastern Indian Ocean 11.1 SL 1872
Epibulus brevis Latent slingjaw wrasse Western Pacific 18.5 SL 2008
Epibulus insidiator Sling-jaw wrasse Indo-Pacific 54 SL 1770
Eupetrichthys angustipes Snakeskin wrasse Eastern Indian Ocean 12.4 SL 1888
Frontilabrus caeruleus Western Indian Ocean 9.4 SL 1989
Gomphosus caeruleus Green birdmouth wrasse Indian Ocean 32 TL 1801
Gomphosus varius Bird wrasse Indo-Pacific 30 SL 1801
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



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