Teleostei (teleosts) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Halichoeres: Greek, als, alis = salt + Greek, choiros = pig (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Bloch & Schneider.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 20 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: Sri Lanka to the Indo-Malayan region. A Christmas Island record is doubtful.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636)
Mid-lateral stripe is thin when young, but widens to about eye-diameter width when adult, with series of pearly blue spots running along centre. Black spot between 6th and 7th dorsal fin spines in initial phase, usually faded in large males (Ref. 48636).
Found solitary or in small groups (Ref. 90102) in inshore, usually silty habitat on sand or mud near shallow reefs and seagrass beds (Ref. 48636).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.), 1998. Catalog of fishes. Special Publication, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco. 3 vols. 2905 p. (Ref. 26282)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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