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Title: Saltwater Fishes

Species #: 47

Common Name: Bluehead Wrasse Scientific Name: Thalassoma bifasciatum Kingdom: Animalia Class: Family:


Phylum: Chordata Order:



Geography / Habitat: Western Atlantic Ocean, inshore bays and seagrass beds

Life Strategy: females can become males (protogyny). egg-layers, no parental care

Food / Feed Strategy: forage for plankton, worms, shrimp, small crustaceans

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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Labriform Mouth Position: Terminal Citation: "Bluehead Wrasse, Thalassoma Bifasciatum." Animal-World, Dr. Jungles Exotic Pets, Animals, Aquariums. Extensive Encyclopedia of Animal Information. Web. 12 Dec. 2011. <>

47 Bluehead Wrass