Asian sheepshead wrasse

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Asian sheepshead wrasse
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae
Genus: Semicossyphus
Species: S. reticulatus
Binomial name
Semicossyphus reticulatus
(Valenciennes, 1839)
  • Cossyphus reticulatus Valenciennes, 1839

The Asian sheepshead wrasse, Semicossyphus reticulatus, is a species of wrasse, one of the largest, native to the western Pacific Ocean, where it is only known from Korean Peninsula, China, Japan, and the Ogasawara Islands, where it inhabits rocky reef areas.[2][1] It can reach 100 cm (39 in) in total length and the greatest weight recorded for this species is 14.7 kg (32 lb).[2] This species is valued as a food fish in its native range.[1]

an Asian sheepshead wrasse in captivity
Asian sheepshead wrasse in captivity giving indication of size


  1. ^ a b c Cornish, A. (Grouper & Wrasse Specialist Group) 2004. Semicossyphus reticulatus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. < Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 16 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Semicossyphus reticulatus" in FishBase. October 2013 version.