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Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse; Puddingwife; Pudding wife; Lawyer; Alaya)

Synonyms: Halichoeres irideus torquatus; Iridio elegans; Julis crotaphus; Julis cyanostigma; Julis opalina; Julis patatus; Labrus radiatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The puddingwife wrasse, Halichoeres radiatus, is a species of wrasse native to the western Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina to Bermuda, through the West Indies and Gulf of Mexico, to offshore islands of Brazil, being absent from Brazilian coastal waters. It can be found on reefs at depths from 2 to 55 m (6.6 to 180.4 ft), with younger fish up to subadults being found in much shallower waters from 1 to 5 m (3.3 to 16.4 ft).
View Wikipedia Record: Halichoeres radiatus

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancun y Punta Nizuc National Park II 21428 Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Parque Marino Nacional Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano National Park II 129688 Mexico      
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  

Prey / Diet

Aegires ortizi[1]
Americardia guppyi (guppy strawberry cockle)[1]
Americardia media (atlantic strawberry cockle)[1]
Anadara notabilis (eared ark)[1]
Anodontia alba (buttercup lucine)[1]
Antillipecten antillarum (Antillean scallop)[1]
Aplysia parvula (pygmy seahare)[1]
Arca imbricata (mossy ark)[2]
Arca zebra (turkey wing)[1]
Arcopsis adamsi (adams ark)[1]
Asaphis deflorata (gaudy sanguin)[1]
Atagema browni[1]
Barbatia candida (white-beard ark)[1]
Barbatia domingensis (white miniature ark)[2]
Brachidontes exustus (scorched mussel)[2]
Calliostoma javanicum (chocolate-line topsnail)[1]
Capitella capitata (Threadworm)[1]
Caribachlamys ornata (ornate scallop)[1]
Caribachlamys pellucens (knobby scallop)[1]
Cassis tuberosa (Caribbean helmet)[1]
Ceratophyllidia papilligera[1]
Chama macerophylla (leafy jewelbox)[1]
Chama sarda (cherry jewelbox)[1]
Chione cancellata (cross-barred venus)[1]
Cittarium pica (West Indian topsnail)[2]
Clathrolucina costata (costate lucine)[1]
Codakia orbicularis (tiger lucine)[1]
Coralliophila aberrans (globose coralsnail)[1]
Coralliophila caribaea (Caribbean coralsnail)[2]
Coryrhynchus sidneyi (shortfinger neck crab)[1]
Ctena orbiculata (dwarf tiger lucine)[1]
Cymatium femorale (angular triton)[1]
Cypraecassis testiculus (reticulate cowrie-helmet)[1]
Dallocardia muricata (yellow pricklycockle)[1]
Daphnella lymneiformis (volute daphnelle)[2]
Dendrodoris krebsii (Kreb's doris)[1]
Dermomurex pauperculus (beggar aspella)[1]
Diadema antillarum (long-spined sea urchin)[2]
Diodora dysoni (Dyson's keyhole limpet)[1]
Diodora listeri (Lister's keyhole limpet)[2]
Diplodonta caelata (pimpled diplodon)[1]
Diplodonta nucleiformis (nut-shaped diplodon)[1]
Domecia acanthophora (elkhorn coral crab)[1]
Echinometra viridis (Green boring reef urchin)[2]
Eoacmaea pustulata (spotted limpet)[1]
Ericerodes gracilipes (unicorn neck crab)[1]
Erosaria spurca (Dirty Cowry)[1]
Eulithidium thalassicola (turtlegrass pheasant)[1]
Felimida clenchi (harlequin blue doris)[1]
Fissurella angusta (narrow keyhole limpet)[2]
Fulvia laevigata[1]
Garthiope barbadensis (prickly mud crab)[1]
Geitodoris pusae[1]
Gnathophylloides mineri (squat urchin shrimp)[1]
Gouldia cerina (waxy gouldclam)[1]
Grubeulepis westoni[1]
Hemipodia californiensis[1]
Hermodice carunculata (Fireworm)[1]
Hexabranchus morsomus[1]
Hexapanopeus caribbaeus (Caribbean mud crab)[1]
Ischnochiton papillosus[1]
Isognomon alatus (flat tree-oyster)[2]
Isognomon bicolor (bicolored purse-oyster)[1]
Isognomon radiatus (lister purse-oyster)[1]
Laeonereis culveri (Culver's sandworm)[1]
Laevichlamys multisquamata (many-ribbed scallop)[1]
Leiosolenus bisulcatus (mahogany datemussel)[1]
Lima lima (spiny fileclam)[1]
Limaria pellucida (Antillean fileclam)[1]
Lirophora paphia[1]
Lithophaga teres (black datemussel)[1]
Lithopoma caelatum (carved starsnail)[1]
Lithopoma tectum (West Indian starsnail)[1]
Lithopoma tuber (green starsnail)[1]
Lobatus costatus (milk conch)[1]
Lobatus gallus (roostertail conch)[1]
Lobatus gigas (pink or queen conch)[1]
Lucina pensylvanica (Pennsylvania lucine)[1]
Luria cinerea (atlantic gray cowrie)[1]
Macrocypraea zebra (measled cowrie)[1]
Mediomastus californiensis[1]
Micropanope nuttingi (beaded mud crab)[1]
Microphrys antillensis (lobed decorator crab)[1]
Microphrys bicornutus (speck-claw decorator crab)[1]
Microphrys interruptus[1]
Mithraculus cinctimanus (banded clinging crab)[1]
Mithraculus ruber[1]
Mithraculus sculptus (green clinging crab)[1]
Mithrax aculeatus[1]
Mithrax hemphilli[1]
Mithrax holderi[1]
Mithrax spinosissimus (channel clinging crab)[1]
Mithrax verrucosus (paved clinging crab)[1]
Mitrella longissima (West Indian dovesnail)[2]
Modiolus americanus (American horsemussel)[1]
Modulus modulus (buttonsnail)[1]
Monoplex nicobaricus (goldmouth triton)[1]
Monoplex pilearis (hairy triton)[1]
Musculus lateralis (lateral mussel)[2]
Mysia pellucida[1]
Naineris laevigata[1]
Nerita peloronta (bleeding tooth)[2]
Nicidion mutilata[1]
Ophiocoma echinata (black brittle star)[1]
Ophiocoma wendtii (red ophiocoma)[1]
Ophioderma appressa[1]
Pachycheles riisei (Riise porcelain crab)[1]
Pachygrapsus transversus (mottled shore crab)[1]
Paguristes cadenati (red reef hermit)[1]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[1]
Paguristes tortugae (bandeye hermit)[1]
Pagurus bonairensis[1]
Pagurus brevidactylus (Hermit crab)[1]
Papyridea soleniformis (spiny papercockle)[1]
Paraliomera dispar (black coral crab)[1]
Paraliomera longimana (longarm coral crab)[1]
Parapinnixa bouvieri[1]
Parapinnixa hendersoni[1]
Percnon gibbesi (nimble spray crab)[2]
Periclimenes pedersoni (Pederson cleaner shrimp)[1]
Periglypta listeri (princess venus)[1]
Petrolisthes galathinus (banded porcelain crab)[1]
Petrolisthes jugosus (redwhite porcelain crab)[1]
Phragmatopoma caudata[1]
Pilumnus diomedeae[1]
Pilumnus gemmatus (tuberculate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus holosericus (roseate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus lacteus (velvet hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus longleyi (studded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus marshi (quadrate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus pannosus (beaded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus reticulatus[1]
Pilumnus sayi (spineback hairy crab)[1]
Pinna carnea (amber penshell)[1]
Pista cristata[1]
Pitar fulminatus (lightning pitar)[1]
Pitho aculeata (massive urn crab)[1]
Pitho lherminieri (broadback urn crab)[1]
Pitho quadridentata[1]
Pitho sexdentata[1]
Platydoris angustipes (Common leather doris)[1]
Podochela riisei[1]
Prionospio heterobranchia[1]
Pteria colymbus (Atlantic wing-oyster)[2]
Sabellastarte magnifica (magnificent feather duster)[1]
Smaragdia viridis (emerald nerite)[1]
Spirobranchus giganteus (Christmas tree worm)[1]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[1]
Streblosoma hartmanae[1]
Stylocheilus longicauda (blue-ring seahare)[1]
Tegula excavata (green-base tegula)[2]
Tegula fasciata (silky tegula)[2]
Tegula lividomaculata (West Indian tegula)[1]
Tellina radiata (sunrise tellin)[1]
Tellinella listeri (speckled tellin)[1]
Tozeuma carolinense (arrow shrimp)[1]
Trachycardium isocardia (even pricklycockle)[1]
Tucetona pectinata (comb bittersweet)[1]
Turbo castanea (chestnut turban)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Amphichthys cryptocentrus (Sapo bocon)1
Anisotremus surinamensis (Thicklip grunt)3
Anisotremus virginicus (Porkfish)1
Antennarius multiocellatus (Longlure frogfish)1
Balistes vetula (Turbot)5
Bodianus rufus (Spanish hogfish)4
Calamus bajonado (Jolthead porgy)3
Calamus calamus (Sugereye porgy)2
Calamus pennatula (Sheepshead porgy)1
Canthidermis sufflamen (Filefish)1
Canthigaster rostrata (Sharpnose pufferfish)2
Cephalopholis fulva (Yellowfish)1
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)3
Epinephelus adscensionis (Rockhind)2
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)1
Haemulon carbonarium (Redmouth grunt)1
Haemulon macrostomum (Spanish grunt)1
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)1
Halichoeres bivittatus (Slippery dick)2
Halichoeres poeyi (Black-ear wrasse)1
Labrus bergylta (Ballan wrasse)1
Lactophrys bicaudalis (Trunkfish)1
Lactophrys trigonus (Trunkfish)1
Lutjanus apodus (Schooly)1
Prognathodes aculeatus (Poey's butterflyfish)1
Rypticus saponaceus (Three-spined soapfish)1
Sanopus barbatus (Bearded toadfish)1
Sphoeroides spengleri (Puffer)2
Stegastes fuscus (dusky damselfish)1
Thalassoma bifasciatum (Tikitiki)1
Trachinotus falcatus (Yellow-wax pompano)3

Predators

Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Lutjanus campechanus (Red snapper)[1]
Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[1]
Scomberomorus regalis (painted mackerel)[1]
Seriola dumerili (Yellow tail)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Florida Aquarium
John G. Shedd Aquarium
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
Odense Zoologiske Have
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Rotterdam Zoo

Range Map

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Celestún Biosphere Reserve; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Gulf of Mexico; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Paul's Rocks; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Trindade Island; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Bermuda and North Carolina, USA to the Gulf of Mexico and oceanic islands of Brazil. Throughout the West Indies.;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
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