Image: Redspot Wrasse, Stethojulis bandanensis

Redspot Wrasse, Stethojulis bandanensis

A Redspot Wrasse at a depth of 5 m, Comet's Hole, Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, 2 January 2009.

Photographer:
Erik Schlögl
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© Erik Schlögl

Notes

The species has a distinct red mark above the pectoral fin and blue lines on the head.  Its standard name in Australia is Redspot Wrasse but it has also been called the Bluelined Wrasse.

Reference:

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.

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