Pictilabrus brauni

Brauns wrasse
Pictilabrus brauni
Pictilabrus brauni, Albany, WA, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith



Rare and thought to be endemic to a small region in southwest Western Australia, based on as few as six specimens collected from Cheynes Beach, and a singular record by RLS divers. Small and well camouflaged, with the largest collected specimen being only 7.4cm long. Body is bronze to green, with six parallel irridescent blue bars on side of head. 


Max Size: N/A cm

Sea Temperature Range: N/A

Depth: N/A

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

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: Near Threatened

Occurrence: Widespread (100% 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: Solitary (1 per transect)

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