English : Red tail wrasse
French : Labre à queue rouge
Class : Teleostei
Order : Eupercaria i. s. (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Labridae
Notes : No subspecies known.
The species can grow to 17 cm in length. Adults have elongated and thin body, small tubular mouth. Terminal phase (males) are black with blue dots on flanks, red head with blue spots. Females are black with white dots and red tail.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in Central Pacific Ocean, around the islands of Hawaii and Midway. Lives in seaward rocky and coral reefs, from 12 to more than 100 meters deep.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a very small range and is found in a few protected areas. However it is still occasionally collected for the trade.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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