Green Moon Wrasse (species: Thalassoma lutescens) in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Thalassoma lutescens
Green Moon Wrasse


©Marina Richardson: Thalassoma lutescens on the outer slope of Number 10 Ribbon Reef near Lizard Island. Note the yellow/green pectoral fin with dark blue edge which is useful in the field to distinguish this species from the similar and much more common Thalassoma lunare.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Thalassoma
Species Thalassoma lutescens

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Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.

Size

  • Up to 25 cm (Length according to Allen et al (2003))

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Bellwood, D.R. and P.C. Wainwright (2001). Locomotion in labrid fishes: implications for habitat use and cross-shelf biogeography on the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Reefs, 20: 139-150. LIRS catalog number 787.
  • Burger, M.A.A. and R.D. Adlard (2011). Low host specificity in the Kudoidae (Myxosporea: Multivalvulida) including seventeen new host records for Kudoa thalassomi. Folia Parasitologica, 58: 1-16. LIRS catalog number 1389.
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