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Halichoeres marginatus EOL.jpg
Halichoeres marginatus
Halichoeres scapularis mâle.jpg
Halichoeres scapularis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae
Genus: Halichoeres
Rüppell, 1835
Type species
Halichoeres bimaculatus
Rüppell, 1835

Artisia de Beaufort, 1939
Choerojulis Gill, 1862
Guentheria Bleeker, 1862
Hemitautoga Bleeker, 1862
Hemiulis Swainson, 1839
Iridio Jordan & Evermann, 1896
Platyglossus Bleeker, 1862
Pseudojulis Bleeker, 1862

Halichoeres are a genus of fish in the family Labridae found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans.[1]


There are currently 80 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Victor, B.C., Alfaro, M.E. & Sorenson, L. (2013): Rediscovery of Sagittalarva inornata n. gen., n. comb. (Gilbert, 1890) (Perciformes: Labridae), a long-lost deepwater fish from the eastern Pacific Ocean: a case study of a forensic approach to taxonomy using DNA barcoding. Zootaxa, 3669 (4): 551–570.
  2. ^ a b Randall, J.E. & Allen, G.R. (2010): Two new labrid fishes of the genus Halichoeres from the East Indies. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 58 (2): 281–289.
  3. ^ Victor, B.C. (2016). "Halichoeres gurrobyi, a new labrid fish (Teleostei: Labridae) from Mauritius in the southwestern Indian Ocean, with a review of the H. zeylonicus species complex" (PDF). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation,. 22: 10–27. 
  4. ^ Rocha, L.A., Pinheiro, H.T. & Gasparini, J.L. (2010): Description of Halichoeres rubrovirens, a new species of wrasse (Labridae: Perciformes) from the Trindade and Martin Vaz Island group, southeastern Brazil, with a preliminary mtDNA molecular phylogeny of New World Halichoeres. Zootaxa, 2422: 22–30.
  5. ^ Randall, J.E. & King, D.R. (2010): Halichoeres zulu, a new labrid fish from South Africa. Smithiana Bulletin, 11: 17-23.