Labrichthys unilineatus

Tubemouth wrasse | Oneline Wrasse | Tube-lip | Tube-mouth | Tubelip Wrasse
Labrichthys unilineatus
Labrichthys unilineatus, male, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Labrichthys unilineatus
Labrichthys unilineatus, female, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Labrichthys unilineatus
Labrichthys unilineatus, juvenile, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Labrichthys unilineatus
Labrichthys unilineatus, juvenile, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
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Labrichthys unilineatus
Labrichthys unilineatus
Labrichthys unilineatus
Labrichthys unilineatus

Distribution

Tropical Indo-Pacific


Description

Small protruding white/yellow lips, dorsal and anal fins long, touching tail fin creating ovular profile. Adults with thin blue stripes along body, males with broad light bar behind pectoral fin and elongate pelvic fins. Juveniles black with a white stripe from snout through eye to tail along mid body.


Information

Max Size: 18 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 19.1-31.3°C

Depth: 0-20m

Habitat Generalization Index: 15.58

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: Common (21.4% 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: Several (5 per transect)

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


Edit by: Joe Shields