Halichoeres burekae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Halichoeres burekae
Species Authority: Weaver & Rocha, 2007
Common Name(s):
English Mardi Gras Wrasse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-04-12
Assessor(s): Rocha, L. & Craig, M.
Reviewer(s): Liu, M. & Carpenter, K.E.
This species is only known from a few specimens in two locations in the western Gulf of Mexico. More research is needed on this species distribution, population trends, ecology, and major threats. It is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the Western Gulf of Mexico, and is only known from Veracruz in southern Mexico, and the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, Texas. It was recently recorded from Alacranes Reef, a reef platform off northern Yucatan Peninsula, southern Gulf of Mexico (Aguilar-Perrera and Tuz-Aulub, 2009).
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – western central
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available for this species. This species is only known from a few specimens.

This species was recorded as relatively common from Alacranes Reef, where it forms small (15 individuals) to large (200 individuals) aggregations in depths from 2-25 m (Aguilar-Perrera and Tuz-Aulub, 2009).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in coral reef to depths of 24 m. More information is needed on this species biology and ecology.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is not known whether there are any major threats for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species specific conservation measures. However, this species is present in at least one Marine Protected Area. More research is needed on this species distribution, population trends, habitat, ecology, and major threats.

Citation: Rocha, L. & Craig, M. 2010. Halichoeres burekae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 27 August 2015.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided