Stethojulis albovittata   (Bonnaterre,  1788) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Labridae

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Description
Max. size: 13.3-14 cm TL

Color: Bluish brown above, bluish white below. An indistinct light band from above eye to below base of last dorsal ray. A white band from median line of snout to anterior border of eye, continued behind eye backwards along upper edge of opercle and ending about six scales from head. Another band from snout along lower border of eye, opercle, above pectoral to the base of median caudal rays. A white band from corner of mouth, over cheek and opercle, upwards along the hind border of subopercle to the base of pectoral and backwards ending above or behind last anal rays. Fins yellowish to hyaline.

Head 2.8-3.1 in standard length, 3.6-4.0 in total length. Depth of body 2.9-3.3 in standard length, 3.7-4.2 in total length. Snout 2.7-3.0 in head. Eye diameter 1.8-2.3 in snout and 1.3-1.6 in convex interorbital space. A single series of teeth in jaws. Length of pectoral slightly more than head without snout. Caudal fin rounded. Lateral line continuous.
Number of spines and rays in the dorsal fin: (VIII) IX, 11(12); number of spines and rays in the anal fin: (II) III, 11; number of rays in the pectoral fin: ii, 12; number of spines and rays in the ventral fin: I, 5; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 26-28; number of horizontal scale rows usually counted from origin of the dorsal fin to the lateral line and from anal origin to the lateral line: 2+1+9.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.


Synonym (s)
Labrus albovittatus Bonnaterre, 1788
(Senior synonym)
Labrus koelreuteri Walbaum, 1792
(Junior synonym)
Stethojulis albovittatus (Bonnaterre, 1788)
(Senior synonym)
Stethojulis axillaris (non Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
(Misapplied name)
Stethojulis albovittata de Beaufort, 1940
Labrus albovittatus Lacepede, 1802
Julis balteatus Quoy and Gaimard, 1824
Julis balteatus Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1839
Julis (Halichoeres) balteatus Bleeker, 1851
Stethojulis albovittata Gunther, 1862
Stethojulis albovittata Bleeker, 1862
Stethojulis albovittata Gunther, 1866
Stethojulis albovittata Klunzinger, 1871
Stethojulis casturi Gunther, 1881
Stethojulis albovittata Fowler, 1900
Stethojulis albovittata Jenkins, 1904
Stethojulis albovittata Jordan and Evermann, 1905
Stethojulis casturi Jordan and Seale, 1906
Stethojulis casturi Snyder, 1912
Stethojulis casturi M. Weber, 1913
Hinalea balteata Jordan and Jordan, 1925
Stethojulis albovittata Fowler, 1928
Stethojulis (Rhytejulis) albovittata Fowler and Bean, 1928
Stethojulis casturi P. J. Schmidt, 1930

Common Name (s)
• Bluelined Wrasse (English)
• Hikkae (Mahl)
• Nihola (Malayalam)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Aquarium, Ornamental fish)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Benthic crustaceans, mollusks

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti Atoll (Lat: 10.55) (Long: 72.63) INDIA (Record: 01/1991-06/1992)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Red Sea
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA (Record: 05/01/1987-06/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA (Record: 05/01/1987-06/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 05/01/1987-06/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 06/03/1987-01/04/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 11/1993-01/1997)
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA (Record: 11/1993-01/1997)
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA (Record: 11/1993-01/1997)
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA (Record: 11/1993-01/1997)
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 11/1993-01/1997)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 11/1993-01/1997)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 11/1993-01/1997)
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA (Record: 11/1993-01/1997)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 11/1993-01/1997)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy Island (Lat: 8.11) (Long: 73.3) INDIA

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