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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In a study on the experimental removal of bluehead wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum) aggregations, followed by the introduction of a new population of identical structure (number and sexual ratio), revealed that the previously used sites were not as likely to be chosen by the new population as other potentially identified sites (Warner, 1988).
Sexual selection and male characteristics in the bluehead wrasse, Thalassoma bifasciatum; mating site acquisition, mating site defense, and female choice.
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).
Sex reversal of the adult blue-head wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum) in response to social cues (19) and the different male morphs of the plainfin midshipman (Porichthys notatus) (20) illustrate this diversity.
The experiments were conducted using Thalassoma bifasciatum, the bluehead wrasse.
Sexual selection and male characteristics in the bluehead wrasse, Thalassoma bifasciatum: mating site acquisition, mating site defense and female choice.
Delayed metamorphosis with reduced larval growth in a coral reef fish (Thalassoma bifasciatum).
Morphology of the sperm of two wrasses, Thalassoma Bifasciatum and Lachnolaimus Maximus (Labridae, Perciformes).