Eightline Wrasse, Pseudocheilinus octotaenia Jenkins 1901

Other Names: Eight-line Wrasse, Eightlined Wrasse, Eight-lined Wrasse, Eightstripe Wrasse

An Eightline Wrasse, Pseudocheilinus octotaenia, at Peleliu, Koror, Palau. Source: Mark Rosenstein / iNaturalist. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

A reddish to yellowish wrasse with about eight narrow purplish stripes along sides, the uppermost three stripes extending onto the head, small yellow spots on the cheek and gill cover, and sometimes large yellow blotches or dashes on the body.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Pseudocheilinus octotaenia in Fishes of Australia, accessed 12 Jul 2020,

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CAAB Code:37384144

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:5-50 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:14 cm TL

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