Halichoeres aestuaricola Bussing, 1972
Mangrove wrasse
Halichoeres aestuaricola
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Corinae
Max. size:  22 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 5 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Colombia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Frequently found over sand and mud bottoms of mangroves and estuaries but occasionally found over rocky bottoms of the marine coast. Not utilized for human consumption.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 23 May 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 07.07.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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