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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae Wrasses
Subfamily: Corinae
Genus: Thalassoma

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Thalassoma amblycephalum Bluntheaded wrasse Indo-Pacific 16 SL 1856
Thalassoma ascensionis Greenfish Eastern Atlantic 10 SL 1834
Thalassoma ballieui Blacktail wrasse Eastern Central Pacific 39.5 TL 1875
Thalassoma bifasciatum Bluehead Western Atlantic 25 TL 1791
Thalassoma cupido Northwest Pacific 20 TL 1845
Thalassoma duperrey Saddle wrasse Eastern Central Pacific 28 TL 1824
Thalassoma genivittatum Red-cheek wrasse Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1839
Thalassoma grammaticum Sunset wrasse Eastern Pacific 32 TL 1890
Thalassoma hardwicke Sixbar wrasse Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1830
Thalassoma hebraicum Goldbar wrasse Western Indian Ocean 23 TL 1801
Thalassoma heiseri Eastern Central Pacific 11.6 SL 1984
Thalassoma jansenii Jansen's wrasse Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1856
Thalassoma loxum Western Indian Ocean 18 TL 1994
Thalassoma lucasanum Cortez rainbow wrasse Eastern Pacific 15 TL 1862
Thalassoma lunare Moon wrasse Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1758
Thalassoma lutescens Yellow-brown wrasse Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1839
Thalassoma newtoni Eastern Atlantic 1891
Thalassoma nigrofasciatum Blackbarred wrasse Western Pacific. 20 SL 2003
Thalassoma noronhanum Noronha wrasse Western Atlantic 13.3 SL 1890
Thalassoma pavo Ornate wrasse Eastern Atlantic 25 SL 1758
Thalassoma purpureum Surge wrasse Indo-Pacific 46 TL 1775
Thalassoma quinquevittatum Fivestripe wrasse Indo-Pacific 17 TL 1839
Thalassoma robertsoni Eastern Central Pacific 7.8 SL 1995
Thalassoma rueppellii Klunzinger's wrasse Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1871
Thalassoma sanctaehelenae St. Helena wrasse Southeast Atlantic 1839
Thalassoma septemfasciatum Seven-banded wrasse Eastern Indian Ocean 31 TL 1959
Thalassoma trilobatum Christmas wrasse Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1801
Thalassoma virens Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL 1890

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