Halichoeres caudalis (Poey, 1860)
Painted wrasse
Halichoeres caudalis
photo by Cox, C.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Corinae
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 146.0 g
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 18 - 100 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: North Carolina, USA through the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea to northern South America.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 12-12
Biology:  Inhabits deep seaward reefs (Ref. 9710). Generally of no interest to fisheries because of its small average size (Ref. 5217).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 April 2008 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 24.06.05
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 25.08.94

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