Animal Species:Leopard Wrasse, Macropharyngodon meleagris (Valenciennes, 1839)

Standard Common Name

Leopard Wrasse

Alternative Name/s

Blackspotted Wrasse, Eastern Leopard Wrasse, Reticulated Wrasse

Distribution

The species occurs tropical in the east-Indo-west-central Pacific region. 

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Macropharyngodon meleagris

Classification

Species:
meleagris
Genus:
Macropharyngodon
Family:
Labridae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
  2.  Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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