Black Leopard Wrasse, Macropharyngodon negrosensis Herre 1932

Other Names: Black Leopard-wrasse, Black Wrasse

A Black Leopard Wrasse, Macropharyngodon negrosensis, at North West Solitary Island, New South Wales, January 2013. Source: Ian Shaw / License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

A blackish leopard wrasse with scales edged in pale green in males, or small pale spots in females, black anal and pelvic fins, and the caudal fin abruptly pale, with blackish lobes in males.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Macropharyngodon negrosensis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Jul 2020,

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37384137

Biology:Capable of changing sex

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:8-32 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:12 cm TL

Species Maps

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