Red-ribbon Wrasse, Five Striped Surge Wrasse, Fivestripe Wrasse, Red-banded Wrasse
Thalassoma quinquevittatum, Adult. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Thalassoma quinquevittatum, Juvenile. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Thalassoma quinquevittatum, Adult, Niue, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Pink/purple upper and lower tail margins, and distinct pattern on face. Juveniles with ocelli at front, middle and rear of dorsal fin, and on tail base.
Max Size: 17 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.6-30.7°C
Depth: 0-40 m
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 19.8
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
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Common (21% 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: Many (15 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