Coris gaimard   (Quoy & Gaimard,  1824) (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Labridae

Image copyrights: John E. Randall

Description
Size: 40.0 cm TL (male)

Color: Juveniles easily recognized by their striking coloration. Females have a bright yellow caudal fin.

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 12.


Synonym (s)
Coris gaimard gaimard (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
(Senior synonym)
Coris greenoughii Gunther, 1861
(Ambiguous synonym)
Coris greenovii (Bennett, 1828)
(Junior synonym)
Coris pulcherrima Gunther, 1862
(Junior synonym)
Julis gaimard Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
(Senior synonym)
Julis gaimard speciosa Fowler, 1946
(Junior synonym)
Julis ganymede Bennett, 1830
(Junior synonym)
Julis greenovii Bennett, 1828
(Junior synonym)
Julis leucorhynchos Bleeker, 1856
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Didanagihikkae (Mahl)
• Kodiyan Nhola (Malayalam)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial, Dangers
(Fisheries, aquarium
Causes ciguatera poisoning)

Ecology
Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic, Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Mollusks, crabs, hermit crabs, tunicates and forams
Predator:  Carcharhinus albimarginatus (shark)

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti Atoll (Lat: 10.55) (Long: 72.63) INDIA (Record: 01/1991-06/1992)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti Atoll INDIA (Record: 01/1991-06/1992)

Literature Source(s)
  • Anand, PEV and Pillai, NGK (2005) Community organization of coral reef fishes in the rubble sub-habitat of Kavaratti Atoll, Lakshadweep, India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 47(1) 77-82 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Encyclopedia of Life Available at - http://www.eol.org/
  • Anand, PEV and Pillai, NGK (2003) Habitat distribution and species diversity of coral reef fishes in the reefslope of the Kavaratti atoll, Lakshadweep, India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 45(1) 88-98 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Anand, PEV and Pillai, NGK (2004) Community organization of reef fishes in the live coral sub-habitat of Kavaratti atoll, Lakshadweep, India Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Journal of Fisheries for the Indian Council of Agricultural Research 51(1) 87-95 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/150/1/IJF_51_no.1_%2C2004_-_12.pdf

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