Checkerboard wrasse

Red Sea to South Africa, north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef.

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The Checkerboard wrasse lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 1 - 30 m , usually 1 - 30 m environment.

The checkerboard wrasse, (Halichoeres hortulanus) is a species of fish. It may also be known as the chequered wrasse or the wall wrasse. More

The Checkerboard Wrasse occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-Pacific. Juvenile Checkerboard Wrasse are usually seen under ledges near deep sandy holes, or surgy areas. Adults inhabit lagoons and seaward reefs. More

The Checkerboard wrasse is a looker that can hang with the best of rough and tumble reef livestock (perhaps with the exception of worms and crustaceans...) and gets along with most all fish life as well. More

checkerboard wrasse in Mike Leonard's reef tank. Wish I could have held on a little longer. I used the Canon HF100 and .55x Wide Angle Adapter which allowed me to focus much closer. More

The Checkerboard Wrasse can be recognised by its colouration, wHalichoeres hortulanus , Checkerboard Wrassehich varies as the fish grows. Juvenile Checkerboard Wrasse have alternating black and white bars on the body and a yellow-edged, black spot in the dorsal fin. More

The Checkerboard Wrasse is white with blue-grey checkerboard pattern on its sides. There are orange bands on its green head and a yellow spot at the front base of the dorsal. Younger specimens have paler bodies and yellow tails. More

Common names

Arc en ciel jaune in French (français)
Bagundun in Ilokano
Balaki in Ilokano
Bankilan in Tagalog
Banog in Other
Bodião axedrezado in Portuguese (Português)
Bugok in Visayan
Bungat in Tagalog
Buntogon in Cebuano
Buyos in Visayan
Checkerboard wrasse in English
Chequered wrasse in English
Danlugan in Other
drividrivi in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Four-spot wrasse in English
fourspot wrasse in English
Geruite lipvis in Afrikaans
Girelle in French (français)
Girelle échiquier in French (français)
Halichoeres hortulanus in Catalan (Català)
Halobong in Visayan
Hembili gireva in Sinhalese (සිංහල)
Hipus in Bikol
Ifigi in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Isdang bato in Tagalog
Kama kaluha in Gela
Kamang in Visayan
Keling perak in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Kulili in Kagayanen
Kunauhikkae in Mahl
Labayan in Cebuano
Labayan in Davawenyo
Labayan in Ilokano
Labayan in Other
Labayan in Tagalog
Labayan in Waray-waray
Lalo ajearezado in Spanish (español)
Lalo damier in French (français)
Lampalampa in Other
Liugiugeo in Austronesian (Other)
Liugiugeo in Carolinian
Lubay in Cebuano
Lubay-lubay in Hiligaynon
Lubay-lubay in Other
Lubayan in Waray-waray
Lugay-lugay in Visayan
Maïs vert in Creole, French
Maïs vert in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Mameng in Tagalog
Maringyan in Bikol
Molmol in Other
Mul-mul in Davawenyo
Mul-mul in Hiligaynon
Mul-mul in Tagalog
Nihola in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Payathalayan in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Payuk in Tagalog
Pillok in Chavacano
Pillok in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Pilo babi in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Pilo-pilo in Other
Pirat-pirat in Other
Po'ou in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
rainbowfish in English
Sówuremárém in Austronesian (Other)
Sówuremárém in Carolinian
Sugale-a'au in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Sugale-pagota in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Tamago in Visayan
Tamarin in French (français)
Tausay in Other
Taysiw in Other
Te newekabane in Gilbertese
Te newekabane in Kiribati
Ternet gylte in Danish (dansk)
Tokarabera in Japanese (日本語)
Verde verde in Ilokano
Wall wrasse in English
Wargatek tamarin in Polish (polski)
നിഹൊള   in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
നിഹോള in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
പായതലയന് in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
പെയതലയന്  in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
云斑海猪鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
圃海海猪鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
圃海海豬魚 in Mandarin Chinese
方斑海猪鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
方斑海豬魚 in Mandarin Chinese
雲斑海豬魚 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Labridae
Genus : Halichoeres
Species : Halichoeres hortulanus
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