Halichoeres richmondi, Male, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Halichoeres richmondi, Female, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Halichoeres richmondi, Female, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Males green with blue chain like stripes along body, blue margins on dorsal, tail and anal fins and blue-edged red stripes on face. Juveniles with an ocellus mid way along dorsal fin and a second ocellus on upper tail base. Females and juveniles with yellow and blue stripes along body similar to H. melanurus (Hoeven's Wrasse), best distinguished by presence of males.
Max Size: 19 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 25.5-31.7°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 2.1
Also referred to as the SGI (Species generalisation index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species.
Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most
hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Frequent (10% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.