Red naped wrasse

Characteristics

  • Often recorded singly or in small groups.

Description

Terminal phase:
  • Body purple-red towards the front, yellowish towards the rear and darker dorsally.
  • Several dark stripes run through the body.
Initial phase:
  • Body is brown and darker dorsally.
  • Dark stripes on head.
  • Dark stripes and spots on body.

Common Name: Red naped wrasse

Family Common Name: Wrasses

Family: Labridae

Scientific Name: Pseudolabrus eoethinus___(Richardson, 1846)

Maximum Length: 20 cm (Standard Length)