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Halichoeres stigmaticus  Randall & Smith, 1982

U-spot wrasse
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Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Halichoeres: Greek, als, alis = salt + Greek, choiros = pig (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Randall.

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; marino asociado a arrecife; rango de profundidad 3 - 25 m (Ref. 11441).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Indian Ocean: known only from the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.8 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 11441)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 9; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 12; Espinas anales 3; Radios blandos anales: 11 - 13. Caudal fin slightly to moderately rounded; females whitish with two broad brownish red to yellowish brown stripes, one dorsally on body and the other lateral, ending in a black spot at base of caudal fin; males pale blue and yellow on dorsal half of body (above lateral line, scale centers yellow, edges blue; colors reversed below the lateral line), gradually shading to whitish ventrally; a large U-shaped black mark within the pale blue area on upper side of tip of pectoral fin; a bright blue and yellow spot anteriorly on dorsal fin (first interspinous membrane mainly blue, second mainly yellow).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador : Westneat, Mark | Colaboradores

Randall, J.E., 1995. Coastal fishes of Oman. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 439 p. (Ref. 11441)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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