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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae Wrasses
Subfamily: Corinae
Genus: Thalassoma

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Thalassoma amblycephalum (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Thalassoma amblycephalum
[Bluntheaded wrasse]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Thalassoma ascensionis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Thalassoma ascensionis
[Greenfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 39.5 cm TL
Thalassoma ballieui (Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Thalassoma ballieui
[Blacktail wrasse]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Thalassoma bifasciatum (Bloch, 1791)

Photo by Photo by Cherson, A.
 
Thalassoma bifasciatum
[Bluehead]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Thalassoma cupido (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Thalassoma cupido
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Thalassoma duperrey (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Thalassoma duperrey
[Saddle wrasse]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Thalassoma genivittatum (Valenciennes, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Thalassoma genivittatum
[Red-cheek wrasse]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Thalassoma grammaticum Gilbert, 1890

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Thalassoma grammaticum
[Sunset wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Thalassoma hardwicke (Bennett, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Du, J.-G.
 
Thalassoma hardwicke
[Sixbar wrasse]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Thalassoma hebraicum (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Goebbels, D.
 
Thalassoma hebraicum
[Goldbar wrasse]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 11.6 cm SL
Thalassoma heiseri Randall & Edwards, 1984

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Thalassoma heiseri
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Thalassoma jansenii (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Thalassoma jansenii
[Jansen's wrasse]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Thalassoma loxum Randall & Mee, 1994

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Thalassoma loxum
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Thalassoma lucasanum (Gill, 1862)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Thalassoma lucasanum
[Cortez rainbow wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Thalassoma lunare (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Thalassoma lunare
[Moon wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Thalassoma lutescens (Lay & Bennett, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Thalassoma lutescens
[Yellow-brown wrasse]



Eastern Atlantic

Thalassoma newtoni (Osório, 1891)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Thalassoma newtoni
[]



Western Pacific.
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Thalassoma nigrofasciatum Randall, 2003

Photo by Photo by Du, J.-G.
 
Thalassoma nigrofasciatum
[Blackbarred wrasse]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 13.3 cm SL
Thalassoma noronhanum (Boulenger, 1890)

Photo by Photo by Bertoncini, A.A.
 
Thalassoma noronhanum
[Noronha wrasse]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Thalassoma pavo (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Thalassoma pavo
[Ornate wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Thalassoma purpureum (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Thalassoma purpureum
[Surge wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Thalassoma quinquevittatum (Lay & Bennett, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Thalassoma quinquevittatum
[Fivestripe wrasse]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL
Thalassoma robertsoni Allen, 1995

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Thalassoma robertsoni
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Thalassoma rueppellii (Klunzinger, 1871)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Thalassoma rueppellii
[Klunzinger's wrasse]



Southeast Atlantic

Thalassoma sanctaehelenae (Valenciennes, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Thalassoma sanctaehelenae
[St. Helena wrasse]
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Max. Length 31 cm TL

 
Thalassoma septemfasciatum
[Seven-banded wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Thalassoma trilobatum (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Thalassoma trilobatum
[Christmas wrasse]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Thalassoma virens Gilbert, 1890

Photo by Photo by Victor, B.
 
Thalassoma virens
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Thalassoma amblycephalum Bluntheaded wrasse Indo-Pacific 16 SL 1856
Thalassoma ascensionis Greenfish Eastern Atlantic 10 SL 1834
Thalassoma ballieui Blacktail wrasse Eastern Central Pacific 39.5 TL 1875
Thalassoma bifasciatum Bluehead Western Atlantic 25 TL 1791
Thalassoma cupido Northwest Pacific 20 TL 1845
Thalassoma duperrey Saddle wrasse Eastern Central Pacific 28 TL 1824
Thalassoma genivittatum Red-cheek wrasse Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1839
Thalassoma grammaticum Sunset wrasse Eastern Pacific 32 TL 1890
Thalassoma hardwicke Sixbar wrasse Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1830
Thalassoma hebraicum Goldbar wrasse Western Indian Ocean 23 TL 1801
Thalassoma heiseri Eastern Central Pacific 11.6 SL 1984
Thalassoma jansenii Jansen's wrasse Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1856
Thalassoma loxum Western Indian Ocean 18 TL 1994
Thalassoma lucasanum Cortez rainbow wrasse Eastern Pacific 15 TL 1862
Thalassoma lunare Moon wrasse Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1758
Thalassoma lutescens Yellow-brown wrasse Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1839
Thalassoma newtoni Eastern Atlantic 1891
Thalassoma nigrofasciatum Blackbarred wrasse Western Pacific. 20 SL 2003
Thalassoma noronhanum Noronha wrasse Western Atlantic 13.3 SL 1890
Thalassoma pavo Ornate wrasse Eastern Atlantic 25 SL 1758
Thalassoma purpureum Surge wrasse Indo-Pacific 46 TL 1775
Thalassoma quinquevittatum Fivestripe wrasse Indo-Pacific 17 TL 1839
Thalassoma robertsoni Eastern Central Pacific 7.8 SL 1995
Thalassoma rueppellii Klunzinger's wrasse Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1871
Thalassoma sanctaehelenae St. Helena wrasse Southeast Atlantic 1839
Thalassoma septemfasciatum Seven-banded wrasse Eastern Indian Ocean 31 TL 1959
Thalassoma trilobatum Christmas wrasse Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1801
Thalassoma virens Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL 1890



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