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Thalassoma  Swainson, 1839
Taxonomic Serial No.: 170567

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Bermudichthys Nichols, 1920
    Chloricthys Swainson, 1839
    Chlorichthys Swainson, 1839
    Pseudojulops Fowler, 1941
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                               SuborderLabroidei  – parrotfishes, rainbowfishes, wrasses, labres, poissons-perroquets  
                                  FamilyLabridae Cuvier, 1816 – rainbowfishes, wrasses, labres, labridés, doncellas y señoritas  
                                     GenusThalassoma Swainson, 1839  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Thalassoma amblycephalum (Bleeker, 1856) – blunt-headed wrasse 
                                        Species Thalassoma ascensionis (Quoy and Gaimard, 1834)  
                                        Species Thalassoma ballieui (Vaillant and Sauvage, 1875) – gray wrasse 
                                        Species Thalassoma bifasciatum (Bloch, 1791) – bluehead, cara de cotorra 
                                        Species Thalassoma cupido (Temminck and Schlegel, 1845) – Cupid wrasse 
                                        Species Thalassoma duperrey (Quoy and Gaimard, 1824) – saddle wrasse 
                                        Species Thalassoma genivittatum (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1839)  
                                        Species Thalassoma grammaticum Gilbert, 1890 – señorita crepúsculo, sunset wrasse 
                                        Species Thalassoma hardwicke (Bennett, 1830) – sixbarred wrasse 
                                        Species Thalassoma hebraicum (Lacépède, 1801) – crossbanded wrasse 
                                        Species Thalassoma heiseri Randall and Edwards, 1984  
                                        Species Thalassoma jansenii (Bleeker, 1856)  
                                        Species Thalassoma loxum Randall and Mee, 1994  
                                        Species Thalassoma lucasanum (Gill, 1862) – bluehead wrasse, arcoiris de Cortés, Cortez rainbow wrasse 
                                        Species Thalassoma lunare (Linnaeus, 1758) – moon wrasse 
                                        Species Thalassoma lutescens (Lay and Bennett, 1839) – green moon wrasse 
                                        Species Thalassoma newtoni (Osório, 1891)  
                                        Species Thalassoma nigrofasciatum Randall, 2003  
                                        Species Thalassoma noronhanum (Boulenger, 1890)  
                                        Species Thalassoma pavo (Linnaeus, 1758) – peacock wrasse 
                                        Species Thalassoma purpureum (Forsskål, 1775) – rainbow wrasse 
                                        Species Thalassoma quinquevittatum (Lay and Bennett, 1839) – blackspot wrasse 
                                        Species Thalassoma robertsoni Allen, 1995  
                                        Species Thalassoma rueppellii (Klunzinger, 1871)  
                                        Species Thalassoma sanctaehelenae (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1839)  
                                        Species Thalassoma septemfasciata Scott, 1959  
                                        Species Thalassoma trilobatum (Lacépède, 1801)  
                                        Species Thalassoma virens Gilbert, 1890 – emerald wrasse, señorita esmeralda 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Thalassoma   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Thalassoma   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N.  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Genera of Recent Fishes   
  Page(s): iii + 697   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, CA, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-23-8   
  Reference for: Thalassoma   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Parenti, Paola, and John E. Randall  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title: An annotated checklist of the species of the Labroid fish families Labridae and Scaridae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Ichthyological Bulletin of the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, no. 68   
  Page(s): 97   
  Publisher: J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology   
  Publication Place: Rhodes Univ., Grahamstown, South Africa   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0073-4381   
  Reference for: Thalassoma   

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