Notolabrus gymnogenisCrimson-banded wrasse | Spotted Rainbowfish | Whitespotted Rainbowfish
Females and juveniles normally brown base colour but can be green if living in seagrass; always with rows of pale spots. Males with red band across rear of body, red dorsal and anal fins, a white tail base and a yellow tail. Endemic to temperate and sub-tropical east coast.
Max Size: 49 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 14.1-25.1°C
Depth: 5-40 m
Habitat Generalization Index: 40.47
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: Widespread (63.5% 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 (4 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney