- Species presence
- Recorded In Australia
- Marine Habitats
Occurrence records map
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
- Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness - Sightings
- Images, Occurrence record
- Australian Museum Factsheets
- Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat
- Australian National Fish Collection Images
- Authoritative image
- Encyclopedia of Life
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- Reef Life Survey
- Description, Distribution, Habitat, Diet, Threats, Synonym
- Reef Life Survey Images
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- 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.
Names and sources
|Labrichthys gymnogenis 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|
|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|