Notolabrus inscriptus

Inscribed wrasse | Green Wrasse
Notolabrus inscriptus
Notolabrus inscriptus, male, Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand, Photo: Andrew Green
Notolabrus inscriptus
Notolabrus inscriptus, female, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Notolabrus inscriptus
Notolabrus inscriptus, juvenile, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Notolabrus inscriptus
Notolabrus inscriptus, male, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
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Notolabrus inscriptus
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Notolabrus inscriptus
Notolabrus inscriptus

Distribution

Temperate Australasia


Description

Small white spots forming rows down body, with scribbled light markings on face. Terminal male with elaborate scribbles on each scale.


Information

Max Size: 50 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 15.3-24.9°C

Depth: 1-17m

Habitat Generalization Index: 16.94

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 (18.9% 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: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney