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Halichoeres stigmaticus  Randall & Smith, 1982

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

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina revassocierade; djupintervall 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.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.8 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 11441)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 9; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 12; Taggstrålar i analfenan 3; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 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).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator : Westneat, Mark | Medarbetare

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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