Genus Suezichthys

A genus of small colourful, sexually dichromatic wrasses that mostly inhabit temperate and tropical rocky reefs of the Indo-Pacific and south Atlantic oceans. The genus comprises 11 species, 8 of which occur in Australian waters.
Russell & Westneat (2013) included a key to the species of Suezichthys.
Author: Bray, D.J. 2020

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Suezichthys in Fishes of Australia, accessed 28 May 2024,


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Russell, B.C. 1985. Revision of the Indo-Pacific labrid fish genus Suezichthys, with descriptions of four new species. Indo-Pacific Fishes 2: 1-21 figs 1-7 pls 1-3

Russell, B.C. & Westneat, M.W. 2013. A new species of Suezichthys (Teleostei: Perciformes: Labridae) from the southeastern Pacific, with a redefinition of the genus and a key to species. Zootaxa 3640(1): 088–094. Abstract