Coris flavovittata (Bennett, 1828)
Yellowstripe coris
Coris flavovittata
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Corinae
Max. size:  50.8 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 4,620.0 g
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 98 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaiian Islands (Ref. 3921). Northwest Pacific: Midway Islands (Ref. 33411).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits reefs with sand and rubble areas (Ref. 9710). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Feeds on sea urchins, heart urchins, bivalves, gastropods, brittle stars, crabs, hermit crabs and polychaetes. Protogynous (Ref. 55080). Eaten raw, dried and salted, baked or broiled (Ref. 7364).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 21 February 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.04.93
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 07.01.08
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 17.12.96

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