English : Blackbarred wrasse
French : Girelle-paon à barre noire
Class : Teleostei
Order : Eupercaria i. s. (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Labridae
Notes : No subspecies known.
The species can grow to 20 cm in length, with a large round head and stout body. Flanks are blackish with a dark green tinge and two yellow-white vertical bands. Caudal peduncle yellow. Face, chin and lower first third of flanks clear.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in the western and central Pacific Ocean, from Papua New Guinea to New Caledonia, Great Barrier Reef and Tonga. Lives in tide pools, coastal and outer coral reefs, down to 15 meters.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is widespread, locally common and occurs in many protected areas. It is very rarely collected and not exploited at present.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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