(Image credit: David Harasti)
A distinctive wrasse with a broad black comb-like stripe along the sides, a red stripe on top of the head, and a yellow tail. Juveniles up to about 8 cm are white with a black stripe from the snout to the tip of the tail.
Length: Up to 25 cm
Moderately exposed to exposed reefs and nearby sandy areas; 1-25 m depth
Log this species wherever it is spotted in Victorian waters
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/