(Lay & Bennett, 1839)
English : Yellow-brown wrasse
French : Girelle-paon jaune-marron
Class : Teleostei
Order : Eupercaria i. s. (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Labridae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can grow to 30 cm in length. Ground coloration is yellowish, darkening with age, with faint vertical stripes. Large turquoise blue area back of head. Head is striped pink and yellow, turquoise on chin and entirely turquoise with age.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in the Indo-Pacific area, from Sri Lanka to Hawaii and Lord Howe Island, north to Japan, south to Australia. Lives in exposed outer reefs and lagoons, down to 30 meters deep.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is locally common within its range and occurs in protected areas. It is often captured for international trade.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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