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Thalassoma amblycephalum

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Thalassoma amblycephalum, the blunt-headed wrasse, is a species of wrasse native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean. It is a reef inhabitant, being found in schools at depths from 1 to 15 m (3.3 to 49.2 ft). This species can reach 16 cm (6.3 in) in standard length. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]

Thalassoma amblycephalum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae
Genus: Thalassoma
Species: T. amblycephalum
Binomial name
Thalassoma amblycephalum
(Bleeker, 1856)
  • Julis amblycephalus Bleeker, 1856
  • Julis melanochir Bleeker, 1857
  • Thalassoma melanochir (Bleeker, 1857)
  • Thalassoma melanochir Fowler, 1904
  • Pseudojulis trifasciatus M. C. W. Weber, 1913
  • Pseudojuloides trifasciatus (M. C. W. Weber, 1913)


  1. ^ Cabanban, A. & Pollard, D. 2010. Thalassoma amblycephalum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. Downloaded on 17 November 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Thalassoma amblycephalum" in FishBase. October 2013 version.