Macropharyngodon choati (Randall, 1978)

Macropharyngodon choati
Macropharyngodon choati
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Location: 
N W Solitary Island
Depth: 
9m
Macropharyngodon choati
Macropharyngodon choati
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Location: 
N W Solitary Island
Depth: 
9m
Common name: Choat's Wrasse
Distribution:

Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed in the Western Pacific region. In Australia recorded from the east coast, central Queensland south to northern NSW.

Ecological Notes:

Frequents offshore islands, rocky and coral reefs to depth of 35m.

Additional Notes:

Distinctly coloured, all life phases whitish body with orange blotches or irregular bands. Small juvenile in top photograph, adult in lower photograph. Grows to 10cm.

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