(Image credit: Rick Stuart-Smith, Reef Life Survey)
Wrasse like, bright red to reddish above and white below with prominent yellow blotches on side, prefers deeper areas and occasionally caught on rod and line, black spots on juveniles.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Near threatened
Length: Up to 48 cm
Coastal reef; 5-40 m depth
Log this species in South Australia, east of Port Lincoln
Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.
Redmap species descriptions were based, with permission, on the following resources:
Australian Marine Life: The Plants and Animals of Temperate Waters by G. J. Edgar, Revised Ed. (2008) Reed Books, Melbourne
Fishes of Australia’s Southern Coast, Edited by M. Gomon. D. Bray and R. Kuiter (2008) Reed Books, Melbourne
Find further information and images at FISHES OF AUSTRALIA http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/