English : Yellowtail tubelip
French : Labre nettoyeur à queue jaune
Class : Teleostei
Order : Eupercaria i. s. (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Labridae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Small wrasse with elongated body, reaching 10 cm in length. Distinctive long fleshy lips. Coloration white with two longitudinal brown-black band on back and on flanks. Belly yellow-brown, bright yellow tail fin. Big reddish eyes.
Range and habitat
This species in only found in western Pacific Ocean, from Philippines and Palau to Indonesia and Great Barrier reef. Lives in coral-rich areas of shallow lagoons and sheltered seaward reefs, to 20 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a fairly large range and is quite common. It hasn’t been studied enough to know if there are any foreseeable threats.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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