Mardi Gras wrasse

The Mardi Gras wrasse lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range - 24 m environment.

A group of five Mardi Gras wrasses at Stetson Bank. A terminal male is visible in the center of the photo. More

The Mardi Gras Wrasse, Halichoeres burekae, has been found in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS) and the reefs off Veracruz, Mexico, in the western Gulf of Mexico. The Mardi Gras Wrasse is about 55 mm long (it's small). More

The Mardi Gras wrasse has also since been reported from the Veracruz region of Mexico. Download PDF Version © REEF 2007 | Terms of use | Site design by Ben Weintraub. More

“The Mardi Gras Wrasse is a planktivore; stomach contents included numerous calanoid copepods (18 in holotype and 45 in paratype) and one small fish larva (holotype). More

Mardi Gras wrasse, Halichoeres burekaethis species is also known from the coral reef communities off the coast of Veracruz, Mexico, and has also been reported from Seven and One Half Fathom Reef located offshore of Padre Island. More

Mardi Gras Wrasse - A New Colorful Fish Specie Discovered in NOAA's Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Scientists from NOAA's Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary have confirmed that a new species of a colorful coral reef fish species has been discovered in the More

terminal male Mardi Gras wrasse! The Mardi Gras wrasse was first described here at FGBNMS. A small, elongated fish with purple, yellow, blue and green coloring. Terminal male Mardi Gras wrasse. More

– the Mardi Gras Wrasse, Latin name Halichoeres burekae. In the 2007 (4) Copeia scientific journal, pages 798-807 is a paper by Douglas C. Weaver and Luiz A. Rocha describing this new member of the Wrasse family. More

Common names

Mardi Gras wrasse in English

Order : Perciformes
Family : Labridae
Genus : Halichoeres
Species : Halichoeres burekae
Authority : Weaver & Rocha, 2007