Anampses lennardi

Blue-and-yellow Wrasse | Lennard's Wrasse
Anampses lennardi
Anampses lennardi, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith


Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific


Body with broken yellow and blue stripes along side, yellow tail, relatively high body profile, almost glows when viewed underwater. Usually associated with sheltered or silty reef areas.


Max Size: 28 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 22.3-31.5°C

Depth: 1-24 m

Habitat Generalization Index: 9.28

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 (12.4% 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 (2 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: Joe Shields