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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:b5ce6508-ad29-466d-bf6f-8b7220734259

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

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http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Notolabrus gymnogenis
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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
    Rights: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. Image enhanced during FRDC project

Description

Females and juveniles are most common, with numerous white spots on a base colour ranging from green (many juveniles) to a brick red-brown (females). Males have a crimson red band in front of a white caudal peduncle, extending along the rear portion of the dorsal and anal fins. In front of this band, the body colour is a steel blue-grey, with the dorsal surface darker than the underside.... source: Reef Life Survey

The Crimsonband Wrasse changes colour pattern with growth. Juveniles are a drab green to brown with white spots. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness - Sightings
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Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat
Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
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Australian National Fish Collection Images
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Encyclopedia of Life
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Reef Life Survey
Description, Distribution, Habitat, Diet, Threats, Synonym
Reef Life Survey Images
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Wikipedia
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Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 4.759
Behaviour: Generally neither easily disturbed or particularly inquisitive.
Commercial_Uses: none
Common_Name: Crimsonband wrasse;Crimson banded wrasse
Depth: 4-40 m
Description: Females and juveniles are most common, with numerous white spots on a base colour ranging from green (many juveniles) to a brick red-brown (females). Males have a crimson red band in front of a white caudal peduncle, extending along the rear portion of the dorsal and anal fins. In front of this band, the body colour is a steel blue-grey, with the dorsal surface darker than the underside.
Diet: Benthic invertebrates
Distribution: Central and southern east coast of Australia.
Frequency: 50.674
Habitat: Rocky reef
IUCN_Threat_status: Least Concern
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Life_History: Protogynous hermaphrodite; females change to males at approximately 270 mm, but sometimes as small as 200 mm. Maximum age at least 10 years.
Max_size: 490 mm
Range: 237.898
Threats: Recreational and commercial fishing
similar_species: Similar to N. tetricus, N. fucicola and N. parilus. Differs by the presence of a red band in males, and in juveniles and females by the lack of a black vertical band or five yellow blotches on upper side. Only slightly overlapping distribution with N. tetricus and N. fucicola, and no overlap with N. parilus.
Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – vertebrates
Brief description: Colourful fish. Male has red body band, white cheeks; female has white spots.
Description : It changes colour pattern with growth. Juveniles are a drab green to brown with white spots. Females are red, green or grey with rows of white spots. Males have white cheeks, a red band across the body, red dorsal and anal fins and a white caudal peduncle and tail. Body size up to 40 cm.
Biology : It is a carnivore, feeding mostly on benthic (sea floor-dwelling) invertebrates such as amphipods, molluscs and crustaceans. Adult males can be highly territorial and may defend their reef from other males. They share their territory with up to 10 juvenile and female individuals. They are protogynous hermaphrodites; all juveniles are born female and may change into males as they mature. The species name gymnogenis comes from the Greek 'gymnon' meaning bare and 'genys' meaning cheek. This refers to the nearly naked cheeks that have a single row of scales.
Habitat: Rocky, kelp-covered reefs at depths of 4 m to 40 m.
Maximum size (cm): 40
Diet: Carnivore
Colours: Green, Brown, White, Red, Grey
Distribution: Eastern Australia
Habitat types: Marine
Depth: Shallow (1-30m),Deep (>30m)
Water column: Midwater,On or near seafloor
Commercial species: False
Author credit: Mark McGrouther / Australian Museum

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Notolabrus gymnogenis

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Labrichthys gymnogenis Günther, 1862 Günther, 1862
Published in: Günther, A. 1862. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Acanthopterygii Pharyngognathi and Anacanthini in the collection of the British Museum London : British Museum Vol. 4 pp. 534 pp.
Labrichthys nigromarginatus Macleay, 1878 Macleay, 1878
Published in: Macleay, W.J. 1878. Descriptions of some new fishes from Port Jackson and King George's Sound. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Ser. 1 Vol. 3 (1) pp. 33-37 pls 2-5

Common Names

Common name Source
Crimsonband Wrasse
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Crimson-banded Parrot-fish
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Crimson-banded Wrasse
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Spotted Rainbowfish
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White-spotted Rainbow-fish
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Whitespotted Parrotfish
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Whitespotted Rainbowfish
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Wrasse
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
ACTINOPTERYGII
subphylum
EUTELEOSTEI
superorder
ACANTHOPTERYGII
order
PERCIFORMES
suborder
LABROIDEI
family
LABRIDAE
subfamily
Labrinae
genus
Notolabrus
species
Notolabrus gymnogenis  Recorded in Australia

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