Halichoeres malpelo Allen & Robertson, 1992
Malpelo wrasse
Halichoeres malpelo
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Corinae
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range - 10 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Malpelo Island.
Biology:  Found over coarse sand and gravel bottoms. Does not form schools (Ref. 9311). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 23 May 2007 (D2) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 07.07.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14

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