Thalassoma bifasciatum


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Noun1.Thalassoma bifasciatum - small Atlantic wrasse the male of which has a brilliant blue head
wrasse - chiefly tropical marine fishes with fleshy lips and powerful teeth; usually brightly colored
genus Thalassoma, Thalassoma - a genus of Labridae
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Morphology of the sperm of two wrasses, Thalassoma Bifasciatum and Lachnolaimus Maximus (Labridae, Perciformes).
For example, in the bluehead wrasse, Thalassoma bifasciatum (a sequentially hermaphroditic, dimorphic reef fish), injection of 11KT into gonadally intact females not only induced the expression of male coloration and neural changes, but also induced sex change (Warner and Swearer, 1991).
Small schools of juveniles or juveniles plus adults of yellowhead wrasse Halicoeres garnoti, bluehead wrasse Thalassoma bifasciatum, clown wrasse H.
For example, in 2006-2007 surveys, juveniles of tropical species such as Chaetodon ocellatus (Chaetodontidae), Fistularia tabacaria (Fistularidae), Ocyurus chrysurus (Lutjanidae), Thalassoma bifasciatum (Labridae), Sparisoma viride (Scaridae), and unidentified acanthurids were collected in coastal habitats where they were not collected during previous surveys (1971-79) (Livingston, 1985).
The experiments were conducted using Thalassoma bifasciatum, the bluehead wrasse.
The bluehead wrasse Thalassoma bifasciatum represents a good laboratory model as well as a potential predator of the sympatric sea hare Aplysia dactylomela, and we have performed further experiments with this species to examine mechanisms of deterrent effects (Nusnbaum and Derby, 2010).
Impact of variable pelagic environments on natural larval growth and recruitment of the reef fish Thalassoma bifasciatum.
Warner and Hoffman (1980) reported similar results for blueheaded wrasse, Thalassoma bifasciatum, where terminal phase males comprised 12% of the population on small reefs but only 1% on larger reefs.
Damselfish V Pomacentrus partitus Bicolor damselfish V Pomacentrus planifrons Threespot damselfish T Sphyraenidae Sphyraena barracuda Great barracuda V, L Tr, Sn Labridae Labridae Wrasses V Bodianus rufus Spanish hogfish V Clepticus parrae Creole wrasse V Halichoeres garnoti Yellowhead wrasse V Thalassoma bifasciatum Bluehead wrasse V Scaridae Scaridae Parrotfishes V Scarus sp.