Hologymnosus doliatusPastel Slender Wrasse | Candy Cane Wrasse | Longface Wrasse | Narrow-banded Wrasse | Pastel Ringwrasse | Red-lined Slender Wrasse | Ringed Rainbowfish
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Male with elongate body and very similar to H. annulatus (Ringed Slender Wrasse), but with more distinct pink lines on the face. Narrow bars on side, pale bar on side behind pectoral fin in large individuals, tail with semi-transparent outer edge. Females lighter in colour than males and lacking white bar on side. Juveniles white with three thin red stripes.
Max Size: 50 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20-31.6°C
Habitat Generalization Index: 2.96
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 (4.4% 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: Rick S-S