Anampses meleagridesSpeckled wrasse | Dotted Wrasse | Marble Wrasse | Spotted Wrasse | Yellow Tail Tamarin | Yellowtail Wrasse
Male dark and elongate with blueish/green scribbles on head, similarly coloured speckles on body and blue lines on tail creating a forked appearance; closely resemble male A. geographicus (Scribbled Wrasse). Females more common, and have white spots arranged in rows on a dark body, a yellow tail and ocelli at rear of dorsal and anal fins; similar A. melanurus (Blacktail Wrasse), has a black rear margin on tail.
Max Size: 22 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 21.4-33°C
Habitat Generalization Index: 9.01
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: Infrequent (7.8% 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