Halichoeres burekae

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Taxonavigation: Labriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
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: Halichoeres
Species: Halichoeres burekae


Halichoeres burekae Weaver & Rocha, 2007

Type locality: Stetson Bank, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS), in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.


  • Aguilar-Perera, A.; Tuz-Sulub, A. 2009: Occurrence of the Mardi Gras wrasse, Halichoeres burekae (Teleostei: Labridae) in the Alacranes Reef, off northern Yucatán Peninsula. Zootaxa, 2298: 64–68. Abstract & excerpt
  • Weaver D.C. & L.A. Rocha 2007: A New Species of Halichoeres (Teleostei: Labridae) from the Western Gulf of Mexico. Copeia, 2007: 798–807.
  • Parenti, P. & J.E. Randall 2000: An annotated checklist of the species of the Labroid fish families Labridae and Scaridae. Ichthyological Bulletin of the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, 68: 1–97.


  • Halichoeres burekae in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2021. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication, www.fishbase.org, version 12/2019.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Mardi Gras Wrasse