WoRMS taxon details

Thalassoma bifasciatum (Bloch, 1791)

159786  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159786)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Distribution Western Atlantic: 42.4°N to Bermuda, Florida (USA), southeastern Gulf of Mexico and throughout the Caribbean Sea to...  
Distribution Western Atlantic: 42.4°N to Bermuda, Florida (USA), southeastern Gulf of Mexico and throughout the Caribbean Sea to northern South America [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Thalassoma bifasciatum (Bloch, 1791). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159786 on 2018-12-16
Date
action
by
2005-05-30 09:27:08Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Gulf of Maine Biogeographic Information System (GMBIS) Electronic Atlas. 2002. November, 2002.  [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Diet Feeds mainly on zooplankton and small benthic animals, but may also feed on ectoparasites of other fishes  [details]

Distribution Western Atlantic: 42.4°N to Bermuda, Florida (USA), southeastern Gulf of Mexico and throughout the Caribbean Sea to northern South America [details]

Habitat Inhabits reef areas, inshore bays and seagrass beds. [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Importance Social- Commercial, aquariumfish [details]

Reproduction Spawn at midday throughout the year  [details]
 

LanguageName 
English bluehead  [details]
Spanish cara de cotorra  [details]