(Müller & Troschel, 1848)
English : Clown wrasse
French : Girelle clown des Antilles
Class : Teleostei
Order : Eupercaria i. s. (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Labridae
Notes : No subspecies known.
White belly, row of red scales on mid flanks with black area on first half of body, yellow band on back half. Back green. Red and green bands on fins with two black spots on dorsal fin.
Range and habitat
Western Atlantic Ocean, from North Carolina to Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean islands, south to Trinidad and Tobago. Found around shallow rocky areas and sargassum beds near reef tops.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a large range and seems not to suffer from habitat loss at this time. It remains rare in the trade. No threats are known.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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