Blacktail wrasse

Thalassoma ballieui, or the Blacktail wrasse, is a species of fish in the Labridae family.

The Blacktail wrasse lives in the reef-associated, non-migratory, marine, depth range 1 - 60 m environment.

The Blacktail Wrasse is black with white spots and a yellow bar across the basal region of the caudal fin. It grows to about 12 cm and occurs throughout the tropical Indo-West and Central Pacific. More

Thalassoma ballieui, the Blacktail Wrasse (1) is a stout fish-only system possibility. Thalassoma ballieui (Vaillant & Sauvage 1875), the Blacktail Wrasse (1), a newer import from the Hawaiian Islands. To fifteen inches long. A rather plain, but hardy species for fish-only systems. More

Common names

Ballieu's wrasse in English
Blacktail wrasse in English
gray wrasse in English
Hinalea luahine in Hawaiian
Old woman wrasse in English
灰錦魚 in Mandarin Chinese
灰锦鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Labridae
Genus : Thalassoma
Species : Thalassoma ballieui
Authority : Vaillant and Sauvage, 1875