Very special thanks for the first photo of the Lineblotch wrasse (Halichoeres pardaleocephalus) to Theo Modder from the Netherlands.
Theo has taken his photo at Sri Lanka 2016.
Concerning The IUCN (Red List of Threatened Species) Halichoeres pardaleocephalus is a widespread wrasse and is found in shallow waters.
Halichoeres pardaleocephalus is found solitary or in small groups on coastal reefs and mixed sandy and rocky bottoms at 2-10 meters.
The Australian wrasse expert, Rudie H. Kuiter, reported, that juveniles are secretive and occur in intertidial pools and seagrasses and may be bright green with broad lateral dusky bands and a large black ocellus midway on the dorsal fin.
Adults are rarely ovserved and have a preference for shallow and usually silty habitats and occur inshore in densely covered weedy sand-rubble reef flats.
Similar species: Halichoeres argus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Synonym: Julis pardaleocephalus Bleeker, 1849
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labroidei (Suborder) > Labridae (Family) > Halichoeres (Genus) > Halichoeres pardaleocephalus (Species)