Fish Identification: Find Species

Class: Teleostei
Order: Eupercaria/misc
Family: Labridae Wrasses
Subfamily: Corinae
Genus: Coris

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27 species
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Coris atlantica Eastern Atlantic 1862
Coris auricularis Western king wrasse Eastern Indian Ocean 40 TL 1839
Coris aurilineata Goldlined coris Western Pacific 14 TL 1982
Coris aygula Clown coris Indo-Pacific 120 TL 1801
Coris ballieui Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL 1875
Coris batuensis Batu coris Indo-Pacific 17 TL 1856
Coris bulbifrons Doubleheader Southwest Pacific 60 TL 1982
Coris caudimacula Spottail coris Indian Ocean 20 TL 1834
Coris centralis Eastern Central Pacific 9.2 SL 1999
Coris cuvieri Indian Ocean 38 TL 1831
Coris debueni De Buen's coris Eastern Pacific 27 NG 1999
Coris dorsomacula Pale-barred coris Western Pacific 38 TL 1908
Coris flavovittata Yellowstripe coris Eastern Central Pacific 50.8 SL 1828
Coris formosa Queen coris Western Indian Ocean 60 TL 1830
Coris gaimard African coris Pacific Ocean 40 TL 1824
Coris hewetti Eastern Central Pacific 13.9 SL 1999
Coris julis Mediterranean rainbow wrasse Eastern Atlantic 30 SL 1758
Coris latifasciata Indian Ocean 9.4 SL 2013
Coris marquesensis Eastern Central Pacific 23 SL 1999
Coris musume Northwest Pacific 1904
Coris nigrotaenia Blackbar coris Western Indian Ocean 43.5 TL 1995
Coris picta Comb wrasse Western Pacific 25 TL 1801
Coris pictoides Blackstripe coris Western Pacific 15 TL 1982
Coris roseoviridis Eastern Central Pacific 19.8 SL 1999
Coris sandeyeri Sandager's wrasse Southwest Pacific 25 TL 1884
Coris variegata Dapple coris Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1835
Coris venusta Elegant coris Eastern Central Pacific 19.3 TL 1875

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cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013