Castelnau's Wrasse

Dotalabrus aurantiacus (Castelnau, 1872)

One of the smaller of the wrasse species with three colour phases. Juveniles and females greenish to pale red with five irregular vertical bars on sides and a spot at the rear of the dorsal and anal fins. Males variable in colour, reddish to yellowish brown, orange or greenish, with four broken dark bars on sides, dark margins to the dorsal, anal and caudal fins and dark lines radiating from eye.

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What habitats does Dotalabrus aurantiacus live in?

can be found in seagrass beds and other seaweeds on rocky reefs out to a depth pf around 50m

What is the distribution of Dotalabrus aurantiacus?

Southern Australia from WA to Victoria including around Tasmania

How big does Dotalabrus aurantiacus grow?

Can grow to around 15cm long

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