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Halichoeres leucurus (Walbaum, 1792)

Greyhead wrasse
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Halichoeres: Greek, als, alis = salt + Greek, choiros = pig (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Walbaum.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecologia

; marino associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica 1 - 15 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical; 32°N - 12°S, 99°E - 172°E

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Western Pacific: Philippines to New Guinea, north to the Yaeyama Islands, south to Flores, Indonesia. Palau in Micronesia.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 34765)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 9; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 13; Spine anali 3; Raggi anali molli: 13. Males recognized by the grey-looking head when seen in natural light. Body with lined pattern until female stage. Males with orange spots along scale rows (Ref. 48636).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Found in coral-rich lagoon and inner channel reefs to at least 15 m depth (Ref. 34765); in mixed coral and algae habitats (Ref. 48636). May be found solitary or in pairs (Ref. 90102). Feeds on small benthic invertebrates.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Westneat, Mark | Collaboratori

Myers, R.F., 1999. Micronesian reef fishes. A comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 216 p. (Ref. 34765)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 25 March 2009

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 27.4 - 29.3, mean 28.8 (based on 1695 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00469 - 0.02134), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilienza (Ref. 69278):  Alto, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione meno di 15 mesi (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .