Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Halichoeres: Greek, als, alis = salt + Greek, choiros = pig (Ref. 45335); rubrovirens: Name from Latin which means red and green; referring to the distinctive red and green color pattern of the adults.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 6 - 25 m (Ref. 83981). Tropical
Southwest Atlantic: endemic to the Trindade and Martin Vaz Island group, located 1200 km east of the southeastern Brazilian coast.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83981)
Little is known about the ecology for this species, however, juveniles seem to mimic and usually swim together with schools of Thalassoma noronhanum which they resemble in color. Specimens were observed over high rugosity rocky bottoms with calcareous algae at depths (Ref. 83981).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Rocha, L.A., H.T. Pinheiro and J.L. Gasparini, 2010. Description of Halichoeres rubrovirens, a new species of wrasse (labridae: perciformes) from the Trinidade and Martin Vaz Island group, southeastern Brazil, with a preliminary mtDNA molecular phylogeny of the New World Halichores. Zootaxa 2422:22-30. (Ref. 83981)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.8 - 27.6, mean 27.4 (based on 113 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00646 (0.00321 - 0.01300), b=3.13 (2.95 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.5 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
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .