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Halichoeres melas  Randall & Earle, 1994

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Halichoeres: Greek, als, alis = salt + Greek, choiros = pig (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 9 - 10 m (Ref. 10680).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Indian Ocean: Arabian Sea, Oman.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10680)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Solitary, ranges over a wide area, stopping briefly every 2 to 3 meters to pick food from the reef substrate.

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Distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

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Randall, J.E. and J.L. Earle, 1994. Three new wrasses of the genus Halichoeres (Perciformes: Labridae) from Oman. Fauna of Saudi Arabia, 14:287-301. (Ref. 10680)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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