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Halichoeres chierchiae, also known as the wounded wrasse, is a species of marine fish in the wrasse family Labridae. It is found in the eastern Pacific Ocean from southern Baja California to Peru, including the Revillagigedos and Galapagos Islands. It is a common species on rocky reefs at depths of 1 to 70 meters.
The wounded wrasse is a small fish, reaching a maximum length of 18 centimeters. It has a slender body with a large head and a small mouth. The body is blue-green in color with a series of dark bars and blotches. There is a black blotch above the pectoral fin and a red blotch behind it. The fins are yellow.
The wounded wrasse is a carnivore that feeds on small invertebrates, including crustaceans, mollusks, and worms. It is a territorial fish that defends its territory from other fish. It is a popular aquarium fish.