Queen coris

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Queen coris
Queen coris (Coris formosa).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae
Genus: Coris
Species: C. formosa
Binomial name
Coris formosa
(J. W. Bennett, 1830)
Synonyms
  • Labrus formosus J. W. Bennett, 1830
  • Coris frerei Günther, 1867
  • Coris halei F. Day, 1888

The queen coris (Coris formosa) is a species of wrasse native to the Indian Ocean from the Red Sea and the coast of Africa to Sri Lanka. Adults of this species are inhabitants of coral reefs and can be found at depths from 2 to 50 m (6.6 to 164.0 ft), while juveniles are commonly found in tide pools. This species can reach 60 cm (24 in) in total length. It is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries and can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Craig, M.T. 2010. Coris formosa Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <www.iucnredlist.org Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 05 November 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Coris formosa" in FishBase. August 2013 version.