Leopard Wrasse, <i>Macropharyngodon meleagris</i> Click to enlarge image
Two Leopard Wrasses at a depth of about 20m at a dive site called Gothic City, Niue, 25 July 2012. Image: Hickson Fergusson
© Hickson Fergusson

Fast Facts

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

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.



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.