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Genus Halichoeres Part 6

To: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX

By Bob Fenner

  Halichoeres ornatissimus

 

Halichoeres nicholsi (Jordan & Gilbert 1882), the Spinster Wrasse. To 15 inches in length. Eastern Pacific; Mexico's Sea of Cortez to Panama and the Galapagos Islands.  http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?ID=13846&genusname=Halichoeres&speciesname=nicholsi Galapagos pic of a terminal phase individual.

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Halichoeres nigrescens (Bloch & Schneider 1801), Bubblefin wrasse. 14 cm. Indo-West Pacific.  S. Leyte, P.I. 2013


Halichoeres notospilus, Banded wrasse. To 10 in. Cortez to Panama, Peru... Puerto Vallarta terminal phase individual 2015

Halichoeres ornatissimus (Garrett 1863) is (one of) the three " Christmas Wrasses" (2), aka the Ornate Wrasse to science. This can be a very hardy fish should you secure an initially healthy specimen. Unfortunately, way to many are doomed from the trauma of rough handling through the collection process. To six inches. Below: Juvenile and adult Hawai'i and Aquarium photos. Indo-Pacific to Hawai'i, where it is best imported from.

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