Macropharyngodon choati Randall, 1978
Choat's wrasse
Macropharyngodon choati
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Corinae
Max. size:  7.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range - 0 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 11-11. Body whitish with orange blotches and/or irregular longitudinal bands; a large black spot edged dorsally with yellow on opercle (Ref 9823).
Biology:  Found in channels and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 21 February 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 22.05.95
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.09.14

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