Halichoeres chrysus   Randall,  1981 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Size: Max length 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed

Color: In life, body bright yellow, head and thorax yellow-orange; a spot behind eye; head with irregular light-green bands. Dorsal fin of males with a large black, white-rimmed spot at the first interspinous membrane (another spot may appear on the soft portion between 2nd and 3rd rays for smaller males); females with a second black, light yellow-rimmed spot; smaller females and juveniles with a third blackish spot on penultimate membrane.

Depth 3.75, head 2.5 in standard length. Body moderately elongate; anterior lateral line scales with branched tubules; caudal fin emarginate.
Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12 - 12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 11 - 12; Vertebrae: 25. Anterior lateral line scales with 2-4 pores; 6-12 suborbital pores. Pelvic fins not reaching anus.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Thalassoma lutescens (non Lay & Bennett, 1839)
(Misapplied name)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Reef Associated,Sandy


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu INDIA (Record: 19/08/1993)

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (2000) An account of ichthyofauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal Occasional paper no 178 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 1-434 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Allen, GR and Mohammed, A (2003) Coral Reef Fishes of Indonesia Zoological Studies 42(1) 26299 Available at - Digital Information Resource Center, Pune.
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (1994) Additions to the Ichthyofauna of Bay Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 10(1&2) 28-31 Available at - NIO, Goa

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