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Halichoeres dimidiatus  (Agassiz, 1831)

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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).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 60 m (Ref. 52607).   Tropical

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Southwest Atlantic: French Guiana to the State of São Paulo, Bazil.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 114982)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 12. Juveniles and females blue with a bright yellow region dorsally from mouth to posterior base of dorsal fin; caudal fin with a single dark spot. Adults with a broad blue stripe on upper half of body ending at the beginning of the caudal fin; lower half of body light blue; a diagonal dark band from eye to nape. Two pairs of enlarged canine teeth anteriorly in the lower jaw (Ref. 52607).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Usually observed solitary; juveniles relatively common in shallow waters (3 - 20 meters) while adults are in deeper waters (30 - 60 meters) (Ref. 52607).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Westneat, Mark | Collaborators

Rocha, L.A., 2004. Mitochondrial DNA and color pattern variation in three Western Atlantic Halichoeres (Labridae), with the revalidation of two species. Copeia 2004(4):770-782. (Ref. 52607)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.7 - 28, mean 27 (based on 314 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00662 - 0.01991), b=3.12 (2.97 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .