Halichoeres nebulosus (Valenciennes, 1839)
Nebulous wrasse
Halichoeres nebulosus
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Corinae
 Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 40 m
 Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: throughout the tropical and subtropical Indian Ocean including the Red Sea.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 11-11. Males are identified by the angled or diagonal pink band below the eye. Females have a brighter pink patch of color on the belly compared to the similar H. margaritaceus (Ref. 48636).
 Biology:  Found in groups (Ref. 90102) on reef flats, reef margins, and rocky shores (Ref. 9710). Mainly in inshore weedy areas but has been collected as deep as 40 m (Ref. 9710).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 02.12.92
 Modified by: Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz - 17.05.13
 Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 04.09.03

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