Oxycheilinus mentalis (Rüppell, 1828)
Mental wrasse
photo by Kochzius, M.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Cheilininae
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 20 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  A solitary species that inhabits fringing reefs near coral heads (Ref. 9710).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 March 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 13.02.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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