(Tea, Allen & Dailami, 2021)
English : Red-eye wrasse
French : Labre nain aux yeux rouges
Class : Teleostei
Order : Eupercaria i. s. (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Labridae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Small wrasse with elongated body, reaching 11 cm in length. Face bright orange yellow with black collar. Body is turquoise blue with black edges on scales. Upper back nearly black. Dorsal fin yellow. Eye is bright red.
Range and habitat
This species occurs in eastern Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean, around eastern Sulawesi, Banggai, Wakatobi and Banda Neira in Indonesia. Lives in coastal lagoons and outer reefs, from 5 to 35 meters deep.
IUCN RED LIST : NOT LISTED
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is over-exploited for the aquarium trade but seems to remain locally numerous. Its range overlaps several protected areas.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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