Native Animals
 

Halichoeres melanurus

Duskytailed Rainbowfish
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2010
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SSN 54548
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Taxonomy

  • Kingdom
  • Phylum
  • Class
  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Specific Epithet
    melanurus (Bleeker, 1851)
  • Common Name
  • Residential
    Native
The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Body of Tailspot Wrasse is moderately deep. It has complete lateral line; naked head except for nape; pelvic fins of terminal phase reaching to or beyond anus and slightly rounded caudal fin. It has a blue-edged black spot at upper base of caudal fin; a large spot in middle of dorsal fin and a small spot at front of dorsal fin. It has 3-6 narrow green vertical bars on upper side; head with pink and blue-green bands and blue caudal fin with curved orange-red bands and a large vertically elongate dark spot posteriorly in middle of fin. This species found mostly on shallow coral reefs and rocky shores.

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2010 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1

Location

by State Location
  • Terengganu 2
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
2

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Amir Shah Ruddin Md Sah (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Water
  • PM
Amirrudin Bin Ahmad (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Amphibians
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies
  • Fishes
  • Reptiles
  • Biodiversity
  • Data Analysis
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Living Modified Organism (LMO)
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Protected Areas
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
Amy Then Yee Hui (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Seahorses (Ecology)
  • Mammals (Ecology)
  • Protected Areas
  • Marine & Coastal
  • PM
  • W
Annie Christianus (Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Fishes
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Water
  • PM
  • SBH
Aziz Bin Arshad (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Fishes (Taxonomy)
  • Crustaceans (Taxonomy)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Crustaceans (Ecology)
  • Molluscs (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Marine & Coastal
  • PM
Charles Leh Moi Ung (Dr.)
Sarawak Museum Department (JMS)
  • Fishes
  • Turtle, Tortoise, and Terrapin
  • Crustaceans
  • Biodiversity
  • Science
  • SWK
Chong Ving Ching (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Fishes
  • Agriculture
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Environment
  • Biodiversity
  • PM
Darlina Md Naim (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Fishes
  • Biodiversity
  • Biosecurity
  • Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Systematics
Haslawati Baharuddin (Dr.)
Fisheries Research Institute Malaysia (FRI)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • Conservation
  • Agriculture
  • Biological Resource
  • Climate Change
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Ecology
  • Environment
  • Systematics
  • PM
Jeffrine Rovie Ryan Japning (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Monkeys
  • Fishes
  • Mammals
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Data Analysis
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • Protected Areas
  • Science
  • Technology
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Kaviarasu Munian (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Reptiles (Ecology)
  • Amphibians (Ecology)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • PM
Kayal Vizi Karuppannan (Mrs.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Elephants
  • Fishes
  • Mammals
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • Protected Areas
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • PM
Khaironizam Md Zain (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Fishes
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Science
  • PM
Khairul Adha Bin A. Rahim (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  • Fishes
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Invasive Alien Species
Mohammad Noor Amal Azmai (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Fishes
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Environment
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • Microorganism
  • PM
  • SEA
Mohd Ilham Norhakim Lokman (Mr.)
  • Fishes
  • Fishes
  • Conservation
Mohd Nasarudin Bin Harith @ Abdul Nasir (Mr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology
  • Environment
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Science
  • Water
  • SWK
Mohd Shafiq Bin Zakeyuddin (Dr.)
TNB Research Sdn Bhd (TNBR)
  • Fishes
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Management
  • Tourism
  • PM
Seah Ying Giat (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Fishes (Taxonomy)
  • Biodiversity
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Molecular
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
Siti Azizah Mohd Nor (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Crustaceans
  • Fishes
  • Molluscs
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Molecular
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
  • W
Siti Tafzilmeriam Sheikh Abdul Kadir (Mrs.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Fishes
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Science
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Syaizwan Zahmir Zulkifli (Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Birds (Ecology)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Molluscs (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Water
Zarul Hazrin Hashim (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Data Analysis
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Protected Areas
  • Water
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Climate Change
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
  • SWK
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Yusuf, Y.B., Mohd Norizam, M., Ali, A.B. & Zaidnuddin, I. (2001). Coral Reef Fish of Some Selected Sites at Pulau Redang Marine Park, Terengganu: A Brief Study. Proceeding of National Symposium on Marine Park and Terengganu Islands, 34-45
Book
  1. Kimura, S. & Matsuura, K. (2003). Fishes of Bitung: Northern Tip of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Japan. pp. 244.
  2. Matsunuma, M., Motomura, H., Matsuura, K., Shazili, N.A.M. & Ambak, M.A. (2011). Fishes of Terengganu: East Coast of Malay Peninsula, Malaysia. National Museum of Nature and Science, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu and Kagoshima Universiti Museum, Malaysia. pp. ix+251.
  3. Motomura, H., Kimura, S., Seah, Y.G., Sheikh Abdul Kadir, S.T. & Mazlan, A.G. (2021). Reef and Shore Fishes of Bidong Island, off east coast of Malay Peninsula.. The Kagoshima University Museum, Kagoshima, Japan. pp. 80.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Mrs. Noratikah Binti Ab. Manaf, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Species Citation :- Halichoeres melanurus. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/54548. [Retrieved 14 April 2024].

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