The Cortez rainbow wrasse , Thalassoma lucasanum, is a species of wrasse native to the eastern Pacific Ocean from Baja California to Peru, as well as around the Galapagos Islands. It is a reef inhabitant, occurring in small schools at depths of from the surface to 64 m (210 ft), though rarely deeper than 25 m (82 ft) or shallower than 2 m (6.6 ft). This species can reach 15 cm (5.9 in) in total length. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.
- Allen, G.R., Robertson, R.D., Edgar, G., Rivera, F., Zapata, F., Merlen, G., Barraza, E., Victor, B. & Medina, B. 2010. Thalassoma lucasanum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 November 2013.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Thalassoma lucasanum" in FishBase. October 2013 version.
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