Halichoeres gurrobyi

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Taxonavigation: Labriformes 

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: Halichoeres
Species: Halichoeres gurrobyi



Halichoeres gurrobyi Victor, 2016

  • Holotype: BPBM 41277.
  • Paratype: BPBM 41278.

Type locality: Grand Bay, Mauritius, 12–22 m depth.

Etymology: Named for Chabiraj (Yam) Gurroby, in recognition of his 35 years of efforts in observing and collecting the fishes of Mauritius. He operates Ornamental Marine World Ltd. with his children Mohesh and Meneeka Gurroby.

Vernacular names

English: Blacksaddle Wrasse


  • Victor, B.C. 2016. Halichoeres gurrobyi, a new labrid fish (Teleostei: Labridae) from Mauritius in the southwestern Indian Ocean, with a review of the H. zeylonicus species complex. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 22: 10-27. PDF Reference page