yellow-brown wrasse

Scientific name Thalassoma lutescens
Descriptor Lay& Bennett
Year of description 1839
IUCN category LC
Family Labridae
Genus Thalassoma
Thalassoma lutescens Thalassoma lutescens

Introduction

Thalassoma lutescens, commonly known as yellow-brown wrasse, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Type
  • Average size
    25 cm
  • Maximum size
    30 cm
  • Pattern
    diagonal stripes
  • Type
  • Average size
    25 cm
  • Maximum size
    30 cm
  • Pattern
    diagonal stripes

How to recognize the yellow-brown wrasse ?

The yellow-brown wrasse measures around 25 cm. The dominant males can however reach 30 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly jaune, bleu and vert body. The also has rouge diagonal stripes.

Sexual dimorphism

The adult male is bigger than the female.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The yellow-brown wrasse is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

The yellow-brown wrasse is a territorial animal that does not tolerate any incursions into its living area. It is particularly virulent against other territorial species and it can provoke heated fights. Relationships between conspecifics are also hectic, with each seeking to secure its place.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre
  • Hermaphrodite
    protogynous

The yellow-brown wrasse is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre. always born female. Growing up, individuals will change sex to become male, this is called successive hermaphroditism of the protogynous type.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    24 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 30 m

Biotope presentation

The yellow-brown wrasse is most often found at a depth between 1m and 30m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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