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Southern Maori Wrasse

Ophthalmolepis lineolatus

Weight 0.035kg
Depth 8m
Ophthalmolepis lineolatus

About this species

Larger fish have bright blue tattoo markings around the eyes and face. Females and juveniles have three long stripes along the length of the body. These longitudinal stripes are red-brown at the top, a thin white stripe in the middle and a green belly stripe. The males have a greener colour on upper body and often have a black and white stripe running the length of their body.Log the southern maori wrasse wherever it is spotted in Tasmanian waters. Read more…

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