Bluehead wrasses live in tropical waters, often around coral reefs, as well as offshore reefs. They are also known to inhabit other areas such as inshore bays and seagrass beds. Herds of bluehead wrasse that consist of initial males and females feed in reefs, rubble beds, and gorgonian fields. Bluehead wrasses inhabit areas that vary in size, the size of the area usually reflecting population size, with about 200 fish living on a small reef and up to 10,000 fish on some of the larger reefs. Tagging studies have shown that blueheads do not move from reef to reef.
Range depth: 1 to 25 m.
Habitat Regions: tropical ; saltwater or marine
Aquatic Biomes: reef
- Warner, R. R., S. E. Swearer. 1991. Social control of sex change in the Blueheaded Wrasse, Thalassoma bifasciatum (Pisces: Labridae). Biological Bulletin, 181: 199-204.
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