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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae Wrasses
Subfamily: Corinae
Genus: Coris

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Eastern Atlantic

Coris atlantica Günther, 1862

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Coris atlantica
[]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Coris auricularis (Valenciennes, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Yau, B.
 
Coris auricularis
[Western king wrasse]
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Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Coris aurilineata
[Goldlined coris]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Coris aygula Lacepède, 1801

Photo by Photo by Wuertz, S.
 
Coris aygula
[Clown coris]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Coris ballieui Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris ballieui
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Coris batuensis (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris batuensis
[Batu coris]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Coris bulbifrons Randall & Kuiter, 1982

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris bulbifrons
[Doubleheader]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Coris caudimacula (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris caudimacula
[Spottail coris]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL
Coris centralis Randall, 1999

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris centralis
[]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Coris cuvieri (Bennett, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Coris cuvieri
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm NG
Coris debueni Randall, 1999

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris debueni
[De Buen's coris]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Coris dorsomacula Fowler, 1908

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris dorsomacula
[Pale-barred coris]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 50.8 cm SL
Coris flavovittata (Bennett, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris flavovittata
[Yellowstripe coris]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Coris formosa (Bennett, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Coris formosa
[Queen coris]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Coris gaimard (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris gaimard
[African coris]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 13.9 cm SL
Coris hewetti Randall, 1999

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris hewetti
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Coris julis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Coris julis
[Mediterranean rainbow wrasse]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Coris latifasciata Randall, 2013

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris latifasciata
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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Coris marquesensis Randall, 1999

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris marquesensis
[]



Northwest Pacific

Coris musume (Jordan & Snyder, 1904)

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Coris musume
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 43.5 cm TL
Coris nigrotaenia Mee & Hare, 1995

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris nigrotaenia
[Blackbar coris]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Coris picta (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Banks, I.
 
Coris picta
[Comb wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Coris pictoides Randall & Kuiter, 1982

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris pictoides
[Blackstripe coris]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 19.8 cm SL
Coris roseoviridis Randall, 1999

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris roseoviridis
[]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Coris sandeyeri (Hector, 1884)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris sandeyeri
[Sandager's wrasse]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Coris variegata (Rüppell, 1835)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris variegata
[Dapple coris]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 19.3 cm TL
Coris venusta Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Coris venusta
[Elegant coris]



27 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Coris atlantica Eastern Atlantic 1862
Coris auricularis Western king wrasse Eastern Indian Ocean 40 TL 1839
Coris aurilineata Goldlined coris Western Pacific 14 TL 1982
Coris aygula Clown coris Indo-Pacific 120 TL 1801
Coris ballieui Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL 1875
Coris batuensis Batu coris Indo-Pacific 17 TL 1856
Coris bulbifrons Doubleheader Southwest Pacific 60 TL 1982
Coris caudimacula Spottail coris Indian Ocean 20 TL 1834
Coris centralis Eastern Central Pacific 9.2 SL 1999
Coris cuvieri Indian Ocean 38 TL 1831
Coris debueni De Buen's coris Eastern Pacific 27 NG 1999
Coris dorsomacula Pale-barred coris Western Pacific 38 TL 1908
Coris flavovittata Yellowstripe coris Eastern Central Pacific 50.8 SL 1828
Coris formosa Queen coris Western Indian Ocean 60 TL 1830
Coris gaimard African coris Pacific Ocean 40 TL 1824
Coris hewetti Eastern Central Pacific 13.9 SL 1999
Coris julis Mediterranean rainbow wrasse Eastern Atlantic 30 SL 1758
Coris latifasciata Indian Ocean 9.4 SL 2013
Coris marquesensis Eastern Central Pacific 23 SL 1999
Coris musume Northwest Pacific 1904
Coris nigrotaenia Blackbar coris Western Indian Ocean 43.5 TL 1995
Coris picta Comb wrasse Western Pacific 25 TL 1801
Coris pictoides Blackstripe coris Western Pacific 15 TL 1982
Coris roseoviridis Eastern Central Pacific 19.8 SL 1999
Coris sandeyeri Sandager's wrasse Southwest Pacific 25 TL 1884
Coris variegata Dapple coris Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1835
Coris venusta Elegant coris Eastern Central Pacific 19.3 TL 1875



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