Saddle wrasse

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Saddle wrasse
Thalassoma duperrey.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae
Genus: Thalassoma
Species: T. duperrey
Binomial name
Thalassoma duperrey
(Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
  • Julis duperrey Quoy & Gaimard, 1824

The saddle wrasse (Thalassoma duperrey) is a species of wrasse native to the waters around the Hawaiian Islands and Johnston Island. They are found on reefs at depths from 5 to 25 m (16 to 82 ft). This species can reach 28 cm (11 in) in total length. This species can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]


  1. ^ Shea, S., Liu, M. & Sadovy, Y. 2010. Thalassoma duperrey. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <>. Downloaded on 17 November 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Thalassoma duperrey" in FishBase. October 2013 version.