Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Halichoeres: Greek, als, alis = salt + Greek, choiros = pig (Ref. 45335). More on author: Bloch.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range - 35 m (Ref. 40849), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Southwest Atlantic: Brazil and Trinidade I.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 39.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48669)
Inhabits organic and rocky reefs (Ref. 48669). Large individuals at depths of 10 m or more; juveniles in areas as shallow as tide pools (Ref. 48669). Feeds on benthic invertebrates (Ref. 40849).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Rocha, L.A. and R.S. Rosa, 2001. Halichoeres brasiliensis (Bloch, 1791), a valid wrasse species (Teleostei: Labridae) from Brazil, with notes on the Caribbean species Halichoeres radiatus (Linnaeus, 1758). aqua, J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 4(4):161-166. (Ref. 48669)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 23.6 - 27.6, mean 27.1 °C (based on 174 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00612 - 0.01792), b=3.10 (2.95 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 41.6 [25.3, 70.5] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.531 [0.307, 0.908] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.7 [15.9, 21.0] % ; Omega3 = 0.138 [0.091, 0.199] g/100g ; Selenium = 35.7 [21.2, 56.5] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 98.7 [33.9, 308.5] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.37 [0.96, 2.39] mg/100g (wet weight);