Ornate Leopard Wrasse, Macropharyngodon ornatus Randall 1978

Other Names: False Leopard Wrasse, Ornate Leopard-wrasse, Ornate Wrasse, Western Leopard Wrasse

An Ornate Leopard Wrasse, Macropharyngodon ornatus, at Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia. Source: Ian V. Shaw / Reef Life Survey. License: CC BY Attribution

Females have an orange-red head, thorax, and abdomen, with greenish-yellow bands and spots, shading to blackish over most of the body with yellow-green spots (one per scale); males are similar but generally darker in colour.

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Ornate Leopard Wrasse, Macropharyngodon ornatus Randall 1978


Randall, J.E. 1978. A revision of the Indo-Pacific labrid fish genus Macropharyngodon, with descriptions of five new species. Bulletin of Marine Science 28: 742–770.

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CAAB Code:37384138

Biology:Capable of changing sex

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:2-30 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:11 cm TL

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