Pastel Slender Wrasse, Hologymnosus doliatus (Lacépède 1801)


Other Names: Narrow-banded Wrasse, Pastel Ringwrasse, Red-lined Slender Wrasse, Ringed Wrasse

A Pastel Slender Wrasse, Hologymnosus doliatus, at Dompu, Bima, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia, May 2014. Source: Mark Rosenstein / iNaturalist.org. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Summary:
A long slender wrasse with small scales and a naked head. Males (TP) are bluish-green to pale reddish with lavender bars, a pale band behind the pectoral fin and orange lines on the head. Females (IP) bluish, greenish or greyish with 20-23 orange bars on the sides, and a bluish-black spot on the rear of the operculum.

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Hologymnosus doliatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 12 Nov 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/247

Pastel Slender Wrasse, Hologymnosus doliatus (Lacépède 1801)

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Distribution

Ningaloo Reef to the Dampier Archipelago, and Scott Reef, Western Australia, Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, and the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, and reefs in the Coral Sea, to at least Solitary Islands, New South Wales, with juveniles to Montague Island, New South Wales; also Elizabeth & Middleton Reefs and Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea, and Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific

Features

Elongated compressed body with small scales. Scaleless head. Juveniles whitish with three narrow orange-red stripes. Caudal fin slightly rounded in juveniles to double emarginate in large adults. Initial phase pale bluish, greenish or pinkish gray with 20-23 orange brown bars on body, a black spot on opercular flap, body of terminal males light blue-green, pinkish or yellowish with lavender-blue to purple bars, and often a pale yellowish bar in pectoral region bordered by purple bars, head pale green with a purplish red band in each lopeand elongate spots in central part

Fisheries

Collected for the aquarium industry, and caught in small scale subsistence fisheries.

Species Citation

Labrus doliatus Lacépède, 1801, Hist. Nat. Poiss. 3: 429, 473, pl. 6(3). Type locality: Mauritius (lectotype). 

Author

Bray, D.J. 2018

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Pastel Slender Wrasse, Hologymnosus doliatus (Lacépède 1801)

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Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37384127

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:4-65 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:50 cm TL

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