English : Cortez rainbow wrasse
French : Girelle-paon de Cortez
Class : Teleostei
Order : Eupercaria i. s. (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Labridae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can reach up to 15 cm in length. Males are pink with thin vertical blue stripes. Large yellow area behind head. Head and tail turquoise with purple cap. Female has large brown band on yellow and red flanks.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, from Gulf of California and Cortez Sea to Peru and Galapagos Islands. Lives in rocky and coral reefs, down to 45 meters deep.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species doesn’t have a big range but can be very common to abundant. Its habitat still persists and the species isn’t exploited at the moment.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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