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Coris  Lacépède, 1801
Taxonomic Serial No.: 170665

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Julis Cuvier, 1814
    Aygula Rafinesque, 1815
    Ctenocorissa Whitley, 1931
    Ichtycallus Swainson, 1839
    Neanis Gistel, 1848
    Hemicoris Bleeker, 1862
    Tiricoris Whitley, 1955
  Common Name(s): rainbow wrasses [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2002   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          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  
                                     GenusCoris Lacépède, 1801 – rainbow wrasses  
    Direct Children:  
                                        SpeciesCoris atlantica Günther, 1862  
                                        SpeciesCoris auricularis (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1839)  
                                        SpeciesCoris aurilineata Randall and Kuiter, 1982  
                                        SpeciesCoris aygula Lacépède, 1801 – redthroated rainbowfish 
                                        SpeciesCoris ballieui Vaillant and Sauvage, 1875 – pink wrasse 
                                        SpeciesCoris batuensis (Bleeker, 1856-57)  
                                        SpeciesCoris bulbifrons Randall and Kuiter, 1982  
                                        SpeciesCoris caudimacula (Quoy and Gaimard, 1834)  
                                        SpeciesCoris centralis Randall, 1999  
                                        SpeciesCoris cuvieri (Bennett, 1831)  
                                        SpeciesCoris debueni Randall, 1999  
                                        SpeciesCoris dorsomacula Fowler, 1908  
                                        SpeciesCoris flavovittata (Bennett, 1828)  
                                        SpeciesCoris formosa (Bennett, 1830)  
                                        SpeciesCoris gaimard (Quoy and Gaimard, 1824)  
                                        SpeciesCoris hewetti Randall, 1999  
                                        SpeciesCoris julis (Linnaeus, 1758) – rainbow wrasse 
                                        SpeciesCoris marquesensis Randall, 1999  
                                        SpeciesCoris musume (Jordan and Snyder, 1904)  
                                        SpeciesCoris nigrotaenia Mee and Hare, 1995  
                                        SpeciesCoris picta (Bloch and Schneider, 1801)  
                                        SpeciesCoris pictoides Randall and Kuiter, 1982  
                                        SpeciesCoris roseoviridis Randall, 1999  
                                        SpeciesCoris sandeyeri (Hector, 1884)  
                                        SpeciesCoris schroederii (Bleeker, 1858)  
                                        SpeciesCoris variegata (Rüppell, 1835)  
                                        SpeciesCoris venusta Vaillant and Sauvage, 1875  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 21-May-2001, website (version Feb-2000)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Reference for: Coris   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Coris   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.   
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Reference for: Coris   
  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: Coris   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.   
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Reference for: rainbow wrasses[English]   

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