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Halichoeres timorensis  (Bleeker, 1852)

Timor wrasse
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Halichoeres timorensis
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Halichoeres: Greek, als, alis = salt + Greek, choiros = pig (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 15 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Identified by cheek and body patterns. Most similar to H. binotopsis and is best distinguished by the more angular versus horizontal cheek lines (Ref. 48636).

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Indo-West Pacific: known at present only from Sri Lanka to Indonesia. Male Halichoeres nebulosus and Halichoeres margaritaceus have always been misidentified as Halichoeres kawarin, which may be responsible for attributing a greater range to this species.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in shallow coastal reefs, mainly rock substrates with soft coral and algal growth. Occurs in small loose groups dominated by a large male (Ref. 48636). May also be found solitary (Ref. 90102).

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Randall, J.E., 1980. Two new Indo-Pacific labrid fishes of the genus Halichoeres, with notes on other species of the genus. Pac. Sci. 34(4):415-432. (Ref. 2136)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00462 - 0.02067), b=3.07 (2.90 - 3.24), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.