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Superregnum : Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Eupercaria
Ordo: Labriformes

Familia: Labridae
Genus: Thalassoma
Species: T. amblycephalum – T. ascensionis – T. ballieui – T. bifasciatum – T. cupido – T. duperrey – T. genivittatum – T. grammaticum – T. hardwicke – T. hebraicum – T. heiseri – T. jansenii – T. loxum – T. lucasanum – T. lunare – T. lutescens – T. newtoni – T. nigrofasciatum – T. noronhanum – T. pavo – T. purpureum – T. quinquevittatum – T. robertsoni – T. rueppellii – T. sanctaehelenae – T. septemfasciata – T. trilobatum – T. virens
Name

Thalassoma Swainson, 1839:172, 224

Type species: Scarus purpureus Forsskål, 1775. Type by monotypy.

Female Thalassoma pavo

Thalassoma pavo

References

Swainson, W. 1839: The natural history and classification of fishes, amphibians, & reptiles, or monocardian animals. Spottiswoode & Co., London. 2: i-vi + 1-448.
Allen, G.R., N.J. Cross, C.J. Allen & M.F. Gomon 2006: Labridae. Labrinae (pp. 1368-1418). In: Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. Fishes.

Vernacular names
English: Wrasses

Thalassoma is a genus of wrasses native to the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans.[3]
Species

The currently recognized species in this genus are:[3]

Thalassoma amblycephalum (Bleeker, 1856) (blunt-headed wrasse)
Thalassoma ascensionis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834) (Ascension wrasse)
Thalassoma ballieui (Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875) (blacktail wrasse)
Thalassoma bifasciatum (Bloch, 1791) (bluehead wrasse)
Thalassoma cupido (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)
Thalassoma duperrey (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) (saddle wrasse)
Thalassoma genivittatum (Valenciennes, 1839) (red-cheek wrasse)
Thalassoma grammaticum C. H. Gilbert, 1890 (sunset wrasse)
Thalassoma hardwicke (J. W. Bennett, 1830) (sixbar wrasse)
Thalassoma hebraicum (Lacépède, 1801) (goldbar wrasse)
Thalassoma heiseri J. E. Randall & A. J. Edwards, 1984
Thalassoma jansenii (Bleeker, 1856) (Jansen's wrasse)
Thalassoma loxum J. E. Randall & Mee, 1994
Thalassoma lucasanum (T. N. Gill, 1862) (Cortez rainbow wrasse)
Thalassoma lunare (Linnaeus, 1758) (moon wrasse)
Thalassoma lutescens (Lay & E. T. Bennett, 1839) (yellow-brown wrasse)
Thalassoma newtoni (Osório, 1891)
Thalassoma nigrofasciatum J. E. Randall, 2003 (black-barred wrasse)
Thalassoma noronhanum (Boulenger, 1890) (Noronha wrasse)
Thalassoma pavo (Linnaeus, 1758) (ornate wrasse)
Thalassoma purpureum (Forsskål, 1775) (surge wrasse)
Thalassoma quinquevittatum (Lay & E. T. Bennett, 1839) (fivestripe wrasse)
Thalassoma robertsoni G. R. Allen, 1995
Thalassoma rueppellii (Klunzinger, 1871) (Klunzinger's wrasse)
Thalassoma sanctaehelenae (Valenciennes, 1839) (St. Helena wrasse)
Thalassoma septemfasciata T. D. Scott, 1959 (Seven-banded wrasse)
Thalassoma trilobatum (Lacépède, 1801) (Christmas wrasse)
Thalassoma virens C. H. Gilbert, 1890

References

Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Thalassoma". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Genera in the family Labridae". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). Species of Thalassoma in FishBase. October 2013 version.

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