Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Labridae > Labroides > Labroides dimidiatus

Labroides dimidiatus (cleaner fish; Wrasse; Gadfly fish; Common cleanerfish; Common cleaner wrasse; Cleaner wrasses; Cleaner wrasse; Bridled beauty; Bluestreak cleanerfish; Blue-streak cleaner wrasse; Bluestreak cleaner wrasse; Blue streak; Blue diesel wrasse; Cleanerfish)

Synonyms: Cossyphus dimidiatus; Labroides dimidatus
Language: Afrikaans; Carolinian; Cebuano; Creole, French; Danish; Davawenyo; Fijian; French; Gela; German; Japanese; Kiribati; Korean; Mahl; Malay; Maldivian; Mandarin Chinese; Marshallese; Polish; Russian; Samoan; Swedish; Tagalog; Tahitian; Tobian; Waray-waray

Wikipedia Abstract

The bluestreak cleaner wrasse, Labroides dimidiatus, is one of several species of cleaner wrasses found on coral reefs from Eastern Africa and the Red Sea to French Polynesia. Like other cleaner wrasses, it eats parasites and dead tissue off larger fishes' skin in a mutualistic relationship that provides food and protection for the wrasse, and considerable health benefits for the other fishes.
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Maximum Longevity [2]  4 years
Water Biome [1]  Reef

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Christmas Island National Park II 21698 Christmas Island, Australia
Pulu Keeling National Park II 6469 Cocos (Keeling) Islands    
Ranong   Thailand      
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia


Parasitized by 
Rhipidocotyle labroidei[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Agulhas Current; American Samoa; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southeast; Australia; Calamianes Islands; Carigara Bay; Caroline Island; Chagos Islands; China; Christmas Island (Aust.); Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Comoros; Cook Islands; Coral Sea and GBR; Davao Gulf; East Central Australian Shelf; Great Barrier Reef; Guam; Gulf of Aqaba; Hong Kong; Hsiao-liu-chiu; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa (Ref. 4392) to the Line, Marquesan, and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa islands.; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Israel; Japan; Jordan; Kenya; Kimbe Bay; Kiribati; Korea, Republic of; Kuroshio Current; Lagonoy Gulf; Lingayen Gulf; Lord Howe Island; Lutao Island; Madagascar; Malaysia; Maldives; Marquesas Islands; Marshall Islands; Mauritius; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Milne Bay; Mozambique; New Caledonia; Niue; Norfolk Island; North Australian Shelf; North Marianas; Northeast Australian Shelf; Ogasawara Islands; Oman; Ormoc Bay; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Palau; Panay Gulf; Panguil Bay; Papua New Guinea; Peng-hu Island; Philippines; Pitcairn; Polynesian Waters; Ragay Gulf; Red Sea; Réunion; Samoa; San Miguel Bay; Saudi Arabia; Seychelles; Sogod Bay; Somali Coastal Current; Somalia; Sorsogon Bay; South Africa; South China Sea; Spratly Islands; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Tahiti; Taiwan; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Tawi tawi Bay; Tayabas Bay; Thailand; Tonga; Tubbataha Reefs; Ulugan Bay; Vanuatu; Verde Island Passage; Viet Nam; Wake Island; Yellow Sea; Yemen;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
3Jorrit 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.
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