Hologymnosus doliatus (Lacep├Ęde, 1801)
Pastel ringwrasse
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Corinae
 Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 35 m
 Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: East Africa south to southern Natal, South Africa (Ref. 4392) and east to Samoa and the Line Islands.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 12-12
 Biology:  Inhabit seaward reefs, in areas of mixed sand, rubble and coral (Ref. 9710) to at least 30 m depth (Ref. 9823). Juveniles seen in groups near the bottom while adults found high above the bottom (Ref. 9710). Juveniles and females usually in small groups. Males solitary and territorial, patrolling large sections of reefs (Ref. 48636). Feed mainly on fishes (about 50%, Ref. 5503) and crustaceans (shrimps) and to a lesser extent on brittlestars and polychaetes (Ref. 1602). Minimum depth taken from Ref. 90102.
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 10.06.92
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14
 Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 09.05.95

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