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Pseudocheilinus evanidus  Jordan & Evermann, 1903

Striated wrasse
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Cheilininae
Etymology: Pseudocheilinus: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Jordan, Evermann.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 6 - 61 m (Ref. 33410), usually ? - 20 m (Ref. 1602).   Tropical; 23°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115); 33°N - 24°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9. Body red to orange-red with about 25 fine white longitudinal lines; pale blue to bluish white streak from the mouth's corner to almost upper corner of preopercle. Interrupted lateral line, anterior tubed scales 14-17 (modally 16). Scales on cheek, 2 horizontal rows (3 anteriorly) (Ref. 33410).

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to South Africa (Ref. 35918) and the Hawaiian and Tuamoto islands, north to the Izu Islands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found among patches of rubble or among branching coral of seaward reef slopes from 6 to at least 40 m (Ref. 9710, 58302). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Rare in less than 20 m (Ref. 1602). Generally solitary and feeds on small benthic invertebrates (Ref. 9710). Secretive (Ref. 90102).

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Randall, J.E., 1999. Revision of the Indo-Pacific labrid fishes of the genus Pseudocheilinus, with descriptions of three new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (28):34 p. (Ref. 33410)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

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 = 0.5078   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.