Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Coris: Greek, kore, -es = pupil and also with themenaing of "maid" (Ref. 45335). More on author: Fowler.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 40 m (Ref. 37816). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334)
soft rays: 12. Body greenish with pink longitudinal lines and white barring (Ref. 48636). Body greenish with several red stripes breaking into spots posteriorly and about 8 thin vertical pale bars. A black spot rimmed with yellow on posterior margin of opercle. A black spot at posterior basal portion of dorsal fin. First 2 dorsal-fin spines with flexible tips slightly longer than other dorsal-fin spines (Ref 9823).
Western Pacific: Sagami Bay, Honshu south to Victoria, Australia and New Caledonia and east to Tonga.
Found in coastal to outer reef habitats in deep gutters or along reef margins (Ref. 48636). Inhabits rocky and coral reefs, in areas with rubble, weed and sand (Ref. 9710).
Randall, J.E., 1999. Revision of the Indo-Pacific labrid fishes of the genus Coris, with descriptions of five new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (29):74 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01061 (-0.15153 - 0.17274), b=3.04 (2.95 - 3.13), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .