Pastel-green wrasse

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Pastel-green wrasse
Halichoeres chloropterus.jpg
Scientific classification
H. chloropterus
Binomial name
Halichoeres chloropterus
(Bloch, 1791)
  • Labrus chloropterus Bloch, 1791
  • Platyglossus chloropterus (Bloch, 1791)
  • Labrus gymnocephalus Bloch & J. G. Schneider, 1801
  • Halichoeres gymnocephalus (Bloch & J. G. Schneider, 1801)
  • Julis modestus Bleeker, 1847
  • Halichoeres modestus (Bleeker, 1847)
  • Julis cuvieri Bleeker, 1847
  • Halichoeres bleekeri Günther, 1861
  • Platyglossus guttulatus W. J. Macleay, 1883

The pastel-green wrasse, Halichoeres chloropterus, is a species of wrasse native to the central western Pacific Ocean. It can be found on coral reefs and the surrounding areas at depths from the surface to 10 m (33 ft). Its coloration varies depending upon the habitat in which it occurs, ranging from bright green in fish living in areas with heavy algal growth to pale or with dark bars for those inhabiting rubble areas. This species can reach 19 cm (7.5 in) in standard length. It is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries and can be found in the aquarium trade.[2]


  1. ^ Choat, J.H. 2010. Halichoeres chloropterus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 09 November 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Halichoeres chloropterus" in FishBase. August 2013 version.