Fishes of Nationa Park of American Samoa

Family Name Listing

Order: Perciformes, Family: Labridae
Sugale or Wrasses
Wrasses are known as sugale in Samoa.

Scientific Name Samoan Name Common Name Photo TSN Park Status Abundance Residency Nativity
Anampses caeruleopunctatus sugale-mafalaugutu bluespotted wrasse Anampses caeruleopunctatus. sugale-mafalaugutu. bluespotted wrasseAnampses caeruleopunctatus. sugale-mafalaugutu. bluespotted wrasse 170603 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Anampses chrysocephalus wrasse 170602 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Anampses melanurus blacktail wrasse 170607 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Anampses meleagrides sugale-tatanu spotted wrasse 170605 Present in Park Rare Unknown Native
Anampses twistii sugale-tatanu yellowbreasted wrasse 170612 Present in Park Common Resident Native
Bodianus anthioides lyretail hogfish 613292 Present in Park Rare Unknown Native
Bodianus axillaris sugale-vaolo axilspot hogfish Bodianus axillaris. sugale-vaolo. yellowbreasted wrasse 170493 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Bodianus dictynna hogfish -9773526 Unconfirmed Native
Bodianus loxozonus sugale-a`a blackfin hogfish 613329 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Bodianus mesothorax blackbelt hogfish 613299 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Bodianus sp. redfin hogfish 613295 Present in Samoa Native
Cheilinus chlorourus lalafi-matapua`a floral wrasse 613239 Present in Park Common Resident Native
Cheilinus fasciatus lalafi-pulepule redbrested wrasse 170621 Present in Park Common Resident Native
Cheilinus oxycephalus snooty wrasse Cheilinus oxycephalus. snooty wrasse 170624 Present in Park Common Resident Native
Cheilinus trilobatus lalafi-matamumu tripletail wrasse Cheilinus trilobatus. lalafi-matamumu. tripletail wrasse,  Ofu Lagoon, 14 April 2002 170622 Present in Park Common Resident Native
Cheilinus undulatus lalafi, tagafa, malakea giant humphead wrasse 170619 Present in Park Occasional Resident Native
Cheilio inermis sugale-mo`o cigar wrasse Cheilio inermis. kupoupou. cigar wrasseCheilio inermis. kupoupou. cigar wrasse 170616 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Choerodon jordani Jordan's tuskfish 613464 Unconfirmed Native
Cirrhilabrus exquisite exquisite wrasse Present in Samoa Native
Cirrhilabrus punctatus dotted wrasse 613518 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Cirrhilabrus roseafascia redstripe wrasse Present in Park Native
Cirrhilabrus rubrimarginatus redmargin wrasse Cirrhilabrus rubrimarginatus.  redmargin wrasse 647789 Present in Samoa Native
Cirrhilabrus scottorum Scott's wrasse 613527 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Cirrhilabrus temminckii wrasse 613529 Unconfirmed Native
Cirrhilabrus walshi wrasse 647790 Unconfirmed Native
Coris aygula sugale-uluto`I clown coris 170675 Present in Park Common Resident Native
Coris gaimard sugale-mumu, sugale-tala`ula yellowtail coris Coris gaimard. sugale-mumu, sugale-tala`ula. yellowtail coris (young)Coris gaimard. sugale-mumu, sugale-tala`ula. yellowtail coris (adult)Coris gaimard. sugale-mumu, sugale-tala`ula. yellowtail corisCoris gaimard. sugale-mumu, sugale-tala`ula. yellowtail coris 170671 Present in Park Common Resident Native
Cymolutes praetextatus knifefish 613614 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Epibulus insidiator lapega, si`umutu, lalafi-tua`au slingjaw wrasse Epibulus insidiator. lapega. slingjaw wrasse (fem.)Epibulus insidiator. lapega. slingjaw wrasse (fem.) 170649 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Gomphosus varius gutusi`o, gutu`umi, sugale-lupe bird wrasse Gomphosus varius. gutusi`o, gutu`umi, sugale-lupe. bird wrasse (female)Gomphosus varius. gutusi`o, gutu`umi, sugale-lupe. bird wrasse (male)Gomphosus varius. gutusi`o, gutu`umi, sugale-lupe. bird wrasse 170652 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Halichoeres biocellatus two-spotted wrasse Halichoeres biocellatus. two-spotted wrasse 613675 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Halichoeres hartzfeldii sugale-tatanu goldstripe wrasse Halichoeres hartzfeldii. sugale-tatanu. goldstripe wrasse Halichoeres hartzfeldii. sugale-tatanu. goldstripe wrasse 613706 Unconfirmed Native
Halichoeres hortulanus sugale-a`au, sugale-pagota, ifigi checkerboard wrasse 170533 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Halichoeres margaritaceus sugale-uluvela weedy surge wrasse Halichoeres margaritaceus. sugale-uluvela. weedy surge wrasse 170515 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Halichoeres marginatus sugale-lalafi dusky wrasse 170524 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Halichoeres melanurus tailspot wrasse 170525 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Halichoeres melasmapomus ocellated wrasse 613758 Present in Park Rare Unknown Native
Halichoeres ornatissimus ornate wrasse Halichoeres ornatissimus. ornate wrasseHalichoeres ornatissimus. ornate wrasseHalichoeres ornatissimus. ornate wrasse (juv.) 170512 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Halichoeres prosopeion two-tone wrasse 613806 Present in Park Common Resident Native
Halichoeres trimaculatus lape, sugale-pagota threespot wrasse Halichoeres trimaculatus. lape or sugale-pagota. threespot wrasse - Ofu Lagoon 21 July 2002Halichoeres trimaculatus. lape. threespot wrasse,  Ofu, 21 July 2002 170514 Present in Park Common Resident Native
Hemigymnus fasciatus sugale-gutumafia barred thicklip wrasse 170686 Present in Park Common Resident Native
Hemigymnus melapterus sugale-laugutu, sugale-uli, sugale-aloa, sugale-lupe blackedge thicklip wrasse 170687 Present in Park Common Resident Native
Hologymnosus doliatus sugale-lape pastel ringwrasse 613876 Present in Park Common Resident Native
Iniistius aneitensis sugale-tatanu
ulumalo
whitepatch razorfish Iniistius aneitensis. sugale-tatanu ulumalo. whitepatch razorfishIniistius aneitensis. sugale-tatanu ulumalo. whitepatch razorfish 647797 Probably Present Native
Iniistius baldwini Baldwin's razorfish 647799 Probably Present Native
Iniistius celebicus sugale-tatanu
ulumalo
bronzespot razorfish Iniistius celebicus. sugale-tatan ulumalo. bronzespot razorfish 647801 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Iniistius pavo peacock razorfish Iniistius pavo. peacock wrasseIniistius pavo. peacock wrasse 170765 Probably Present Native
Labrichthys unilineatus atamamala
sugale-tafuti
tubelip wrasse 613886 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Labroides bicolor sugale-i`usina bicolor cleaner wrasse 170658 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Labroides dimidiatus sugale-mo`otai striped cleaner wrasse Labroides dimidiatus. sugale-mo`otai. striped cleaner wrasseLabroides dimidiatus. sugale-mo`otai. striped cleaner wrasse 170657 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Labroides rubrolabiatus redlipped cleaner wrasse 613896 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Labropsis australis southern tubelip wrasse 613898 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Labropsis xanthonota yellowback tubelip 613902 Present in Park Common Resident Native
Macropharyngodon meleagris sugale-puletasi blackspotted wrasse Macropharyngodon meleagris. sugale-puletasi. lblackspotted wrasse 170663 Present in Park Common Resident Native
Macropharyngodon negrosensis yellowdotted wrasse Macropharyngodon negrosensis. yellowspotted wrasse 613993 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Novaculichthys taeniourus sugale-la`o, sugale-taili, sugale-gasufi rockmover wrasse Novaculichthys taeniourus. sugale-la`o, sugale-taili, sugale-gasufi. rockmover wrasse (young)Novaculichthys taeniourus. sugale-la`o, sugale-taili, sugale-gasufi. rockmover wrasse (young)Novaculichthys taeniourus. sugale-la`o, sugale-taili, sugale-gasufi. rockmover wrasse 170706 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Oxycheilinus arenatus blackstripe wrasse 614055 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Oxycheilinus digramma lalafi-gutu`umi
cheeklined wrasse Oxycheilinus digrammus. lalafi-gutu`umi. cheeklined wrasse 614066 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Oxycheilinus orientalis slender wrasse 614077 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Oxycheilinus rhondochrous oriental wrasse 614079 Present in Park Common Resident Native
Oxycheilinus unifasciatus lalafi
ringtail wrasse 614080 Present in Park Common Resident Native
Polylepion russelli yellowstriped logfish 170689 Present in Samoa Native
Pseudocheilinus evanidus sugale-tusitusi, sugale-manifi disappearing wrasse 170629 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Pseudocheilinus hexataenia sugale-tusitusi, sugale-manifi sixstripe wrasse Pseudocheilinus hexataenia. sugale-tusitusi, sugale-manifi. sixstripe wrasse 170632 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Pseudocheilinus octotaenia sugale-tusitusi, sugale-manifi eightstripe wrasse 170630 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Pseudocheilinus tetrataenia forustripe wrasse 170631 Present in Park Common Resident Native
Pseudocoris yamashiroi redspot wrasse 614127 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Pseudodax moluccanus sugale-siva chistletooth wrasse 614880 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Pseudojuloides cerasinus smalltail wrasse Pseudojuloides cerasinus. smalltail wrassePseudojuloides cerasinus. smalltail wrassePseudojuloides cerasinus. smalltail wrasse 170693 Unconfirmed Native
Pteragogus cryptus cryptic wrasse 614173 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Stethojulis bandanensis lape-a`au redshoulder wrasse Stethojulis bandanensis. lape-a`au. redshoulder wrasse 170636 Present in Park Common Resident Native
Stethojulis interrupta cutribbon wrasse 170637 Present in Samoa Native
Stethojulis strigiventer lape-a`au stripebelly wrasse 170644 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Stethojulis trilineata lape-a`au wrasse 170638 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Thalassoma amblycephalum sugale-aloama bluntheaded wrasse 170586 Present in Park Common Resident Native
Thalassoma hardwicke sugale-a`au, lape-ele`ele sixbar wrasse 170584 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Thalassoma lutescens sugale-samasama sunset wrasse Thalassoma lutescens. sugale-samasama. sunset wrasse - Aunuu, Tutuila, 16 March 2002Thalassoma lutescens. sugale-samasama. sunset wrasse - Aunuu, Tutuila, 16 March 2002 170575 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Thalassoma nigrofasciatum blackbar wrasse 647838 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Thalassoma purpureum uloulo-gatala, patagaloa surge wrasse Thalassoma purpureum. uloulo-gatala, patagaloa. surge wrasseThalassoma purpureum. uloulo-gatala, patagaloa. surge wrasseThalassoma purpureum. uloulo-gatala, patagaloa. surge wrasse 170580 Present in Park Common Resident Native
Thalassoma quinquevittatum lape-moana fivestripe wrasse Thalassoma quinquevittatum. lape-moana. fivestripe wrasse 170582 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Thalassoma trilobatum uloulo-gatala, pata`ota`o Christmas wrasse Thalassoma trilobatum. uloulo-gatala, pata`ota`o. Christmas wrasseThalassoma trilobatum. uloulo-gatala, pata`ota`o. Christmas wrasseThalassoma trilobatum. uloulo-gatala, pata`ota`o. Christmas wrasse (terminal phase)Thalassoma trilobatum. uloulo-gatala, pata`ota`o. Christmas wrasse (terminal phase) 170595 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Wetmorella albofasciata la`ofia whitebanded sharpnose wrasse 170646 Probably Present Native
Wetmorella nigropinnata la`ofia sharpnose wrasse 614467 Present in Park Rare Unknown Native

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