Surge wrasse

Thalassoma purpureum, or the Surge wrasse, is a species of fish in the Labridae family.

The Surge wrasse lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 0 - 10 m environment.

The Male Red Sea Surge Wrasse Thalassoma purpureum is shown, and is nearly identical. More

Surge wrasse with a nearly oval red-brown mark ahead of the eye. Attains 12 inches. Hawaii, Ryukyus & the Indo-Pacific. More

The Surge Wrasse is similar to the Christmas Wrasse, but is usually found in deeper water. There name comes from their tendency to head for places with strong current. More

Surge wrasse exhibits territorial behavior, rarely seen in the Main Hawaiian Islands. (Photo: Claire Johnson/NOAA) Firsthand we experienced fish behavior rarely seen in the Main Hawaiian Islands. On one of Thursday’s surveys a male surge wrasse (Thalassoma purpureum) was exhibiting extremely aggressive territorial behavior. More

Common names

'Olali in Hawaiian
Agdawa in Other
Alle in Marshall
Alle in Marshallese (Kajin M̧ajeļ)
Arinai in Gilbertese
Arinai in Kiribati
Bagundun in Ilokano
Bayan in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Branders-lipvis in Afrikaans
Cina-cina in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Doncella de mareas in Spanish (español)
Girelle hublot in French (français)
Green-blocked wrasse in English
Hikkae in Mahl
Hou in Hawaiian
Ikan lecok lecok in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Kinu-bera in Japanese (日本語)
Kwangu in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Labayan in Cebuano
Labayan in Ilokano
Labayan in Tagalog
Labayan in Waray-waray
Lena gireva in Sinhalese (සිංහල)
Lubayan in Waray-waray
Mameng in Tagalog
Mamin in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Maming in Cebuano
Marra in French (français)
Mwarús in Austronesian (Other)
Mwarús in Carolinian
Nihola in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Pakou in Tuamotuan
parrotfish in English
Patagaloa in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Patakotako in Rapa
Patakotako in Rapanui
Peixe-verde turquesa in Portuguese (Português)
Pillok in Chavacano
Piriko in Bikol
Po'ou in Pitcairnese
Po'ou in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Pono in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Purple wrasse in English
rainbow wrasse in English
Red and green wrasse in English
Shaalau in Austronesian (Other)
Shaalau in Carolinian
Surge wrasse in English
Tamarin in French (français)
Tufu in Niuean
U-wau in Austronesian (Other)
U-wau in Carolinian
Uloulo-gatala in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Vieja in sp
wishbone wrasse in English
Wrasse in English
നിഹൊള   in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
നിഹോള in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
暗斑錦魚 in Mandarin Chinese
暗斑锦鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
紫錦魚 in Mandarin Chinese
紫锦鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
비단놀래기 in Korean (한국어)

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Labridae
Genus : Thalassoma
Species : Thalassoma purpureum
Authority : Forssk