Stethojulis bandanensisRed-spot wrasse | Banda Wrasse | Bluelined Wrasse | Dotted Rainbowfish | Orange-axil Wrasse | Red Shoulder Wrasse | Red-spot Rainbowfish | Stethojulius bandanensis
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Bottom and top blue lines continue length of body in male. Bottom line broken in S. interrupta and only continues half the body in S. strigiventer (whereas line from eye continues length of body in this species). Three lines continue length of body in S. trilineata. Females grey with yellow patch on lower snout, dense white spots on back and scales distinct on underside. Juveniles with small ocelli on rear of dorsal fin and tail base.
Max Size: 15 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.1-31°C
Depth: 3-30 m
Habitat Generalization Index: 34.58
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 (28.3% 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: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland