Thalassoma rueppellii (Klunzinger, 1871)
Klunzinger's wrasse
Thalassoma rueppellii
photo by Field, R.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Corinae
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range - 0 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea (Ref. 8883). Reported to have formed a hybrid with Thalassoma lunare (Ref. 41655).
Biology:  Inhabits reef margins and seaward slopes (Ref. 9710). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 9710.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 March 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 18.12.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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