Coris variegata (Rüppell, 1835)
Dapple coris
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Corinae
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range - 10 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: endemic to the Red Sea. This name is wrongly used in the Indo-West Pacific for the very similar Coris batuensis.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs often on sand and rubble substrata in coral reef areas (Ref. 33411). Benthic predator (Ref. 33482).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 June 2008 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 20.05.92
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 05.03.15
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 10.06.97

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