Checkerboard Wrasse (species: Halichoeres hortulanus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Halichoeres hortulanus
Checkerboard Wrasse

©Andy Lewis: Checkerboard Wrasse at Lizard Island

©Simon Gingins: Halichoeres hortulanus at Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Halichoeres hortulanus at North Point, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Halichoeres
Species Halichoeres hortulanus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 27 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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Web resources


  • 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.
  • Fulton, C.J. (2000). The relationship between swimming ability and habitat use in wrasses (Labridae), Honours thesis, James Cook University, Townsville. LIRS catalog number 619.
  • Fulton, C.J. and D.R. Bellwood (2002). Patterns of foraging in labrid fishes, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 226: 135-142. LIRS catalog number 725.
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