Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Coris: Greek, kore, -es = pupil and also with themenaing of "maid" (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 98 m (Ref. 33411), usually 15 - ? m (Ref. 33411). Tropical; 30°N - 15°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3921); max. published weight: 4.6 kg (Ref. 40637)
Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaiian Islands (Ref. 3921). Northwest Pacific: Midway Islands (Ref. 33411).
Inhabits reefs with sand and rubble areas (Ref. 9710). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Feeds on sea urchins, heart urchins, bivalves, gastropods, brittle stars, crabs, hermit crabs and polychaetes. Protogynous (Ref. 55080). Eaten raw, dried and salted, baked or broiled (Ref. 7364).
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].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (60 of 100) .