Halichoeres malpelois commonly referred to as Malpelo wrasse. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Very special thanks for the first four photos of Halichoeres malpelo to Dr. Ross Robertson, Australia.
Halichoeres malpelo can be found over coarse sand and gravel substrate between depths of seven and 20 metes, the wrasse lives endemic around Malpelo Island, an island about 310 miles away from Columbia.