Triplespot wrasse

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Triplespot wrasse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae
Genus: Halichoeres
Species: H. trispilus
Binomial name
Halichoeres trispilus
J. E. Randall & M. M. Smith, 1982

The triplespot wrasse, Halichoeres trispilus, is a species of wrasse native to the western Indian Ocean from South African to the Maldives and Mauritius. This species prefers areas of sandy substrates around reefs and can be found at depths from 15 to 56 m (49 to 184 ft). It can reach 9.5 cm (3.7 in) in total length.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Choat, J.H. 2010. Halichoeres trispilus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 09 November 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Halichoeres trispilus" in FishBase. August 2013 version.