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Halichoeres nigrescens (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Bubblefin wrasse
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Halichoeres: Greek, als, alis = salt + Greek, choiros = pig (Ref. 45335).  More on authors: Bloch & Schneider.

Issue
Junior synonym Halichoeres kneril is a valid species according to Allen et al.,2012 (Ref. 90102). Species page will be created.

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 10 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

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Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Persian Gulf to East Indian region (excluding Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands); north to China and Taiwan; south to Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 7 - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4392)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 11 - 12. This species is distinguished by the following characters: greatest body depth 2.9-3.6 in SL; pectoral-fin rays usually 14. Colour of male green on head and upper two-thirds of body, white on ventral part with inter-connected brown bars on side; lavander bands on head; between 6th and 7th dorsal spines, a diffuse dark spot; upper pectoral fin base with a small black spot; colour of female dark greenish-brown on upper half of body with several small, white spots along middle of the side (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit shallow weedy areas of rocky shorelines with little coral growth (Ref. 9710). Found in groups (Ref. 90102).

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Distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

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Parenti, P. and J.E. Randall, 2000. An annotated checklist of the species of the labroid fish families Labridae and Scaridae. Ichthyol. Bull. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. (68):1-97. (Ref. 35918)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 12 April 2008

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): 24.9 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 2889 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):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .