Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Halichoeres: Greek, als, alis = salt + Greek, choiros = pig (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 10 - 70 m (Ref. 12472). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9002)
Western Pacific: tropical, north to southern Japan; may ultimately be regarded as a subspecies of Halichoeres zeylonsis of the Indian Ocean. Also recorded from Indonesia, Mentawai Island (Ref. 5978).
Inhabits seaward reefs, prefers open expanses of sand or mixed sand, rubble, and pavement usually below 11 m. Occurs in loose groups of one male and numerous smaller females and juveniles. Small groups of females and males moving over large areas by themselves, regularly checking females (Ref. 48636).
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 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=0.01050 (-0.15900 - 0.18000), b=3.05109 (2.96508 - 3.13711), based on LWR estimates for this genus-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±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 (28 of 100) .