Anampses femininusBlue-tail wrasse | Blue-striped Orange Tamarin | Feminine Wrasse | South Seas Wrasse
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Female with yellow head gradating to an iridescent blue tail, thin iridescent blue lines along body, and small black spot at the rear of the dorsal and anal fin, often difficult to see. Juveniles and females join groups of mixed wrasses. Males very infrequently seen, and have wide blue stripes on the face and yellow/green body with dark edges and tail. Length to 24 cm.
Max Size: 24 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.1-27.9°C
Habitat Generalization Index: 14.56
Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.
Conservation and Rarity
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Frequent (15.4% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (3 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: Joe Shields