- Species presence
- Recorded In Australia
- Marine Habitats
Occurrence records map
White stripe down the side from under the eye to the tail base, with brick red colouration above this and a lighter yellow to pink below. Juveniles have a yellow face and tail, brighter red colouration and a black spot at the front of the dorsal fin, although the latter is not always easily observed. ... source: Reef Life Survey
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- Abundance: 5.986
- Behaviour: Very inquisitive and freely approaches divers, often inspecting bright or shiny bits of dive gear.
- Commercial_Uses: Fished for human consumption
- Common_Name: Southern Maori wrasse;Maori wrasse
- Depth: 1-30 m
- Description: White stripe down the side from under the eye to the tail base, with brick red colouration above this and a lighter yellow to pink below. Juveniles have a yellow face and tail, brighter red colouration and a black spot at the front of the dorsal fin, although the latter is not always easily observed. Bright blue markings on the face and down the side become distinctive in larger individuals, and a black stripe sometimes forms just below the white stripe on the side.
- Diet: Benthic invertebrates
- Distribution: Southern coasts of Australia from central-west to central-east.
- Frequency: 43.055
- Habitat: Rocky reef
- IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
- Invasive: Not known to be invasive
- Life_History: Protogynous hermaphrodite; females change to males at approximately 295 mm.
- Max_size: 410 mm
- Range: 1192.529
- Threats: Recreational and commercial fishing. Non-target bycatch species of rocklobster and giant crab fishery.
- similar_species: Juveniles are very similar to Suezichthys aylingi. Differs from S. aylingi juveniles by lack of large ocellus on rear of dorsal fin, and from larger individuals by more yellow head and presence of lighter stripe along the upper body at the base of the dorsal fin.
Names and sources
|Julis lineolatus Valenciennes, 1839|
|Published in: Valenciennes, A. in Cuvier, G.L. & Valenciennes, A. 1839. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons Paris : Levrault Vol. 13 pp. 505 pp. pls 369-388|
|Julis cyanogramma Richardson, 1850|
|Published in: Richardson, J. 1850. Notices of Australian fish. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. Vol. 18 pp. 58-77 figs 1-3|
|Pseudojulis lineata Castelnau, 1873|
|Published in: Castelnau, F.L. de 1873. Contribution to the ichthyology of Australia. 8. Fishes of Western Australia. Proc. Zool. Acclim. Soc. Vict. Vol. 2 pp. 123-149|
|Julis adelaidensis Castelnau, 1875|
|Published in: Castelnau, F.L. de 1875. Researches on the fishes of Australia. Intercolonial Exhibition Essays. 2. pp. 1–52 in, Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876 : Official Record. Melbourne|
|Southern Maori Wrasse|