Bluethroat Wrasse

Notolabrus tetricus (Richardson 1840)

The most common wrasse in Victorian and Tasmanian waters. Adult males are strong fighters and provide for good sport. This species is also caught commercially with most live fish being sold to restaurants in Sydney

How to identify Notolabrus tetricus?

Juveniles and females are a greenish-brown with a broad blackish bar around the middle of the body. As they grow, females become lighter behind the dark bar. Males have a bluish head, a blue throat, a distinct white band around the rear of the body, yellow pectoral and pelvic fins and a white caudal peduncle

What habitats does Notolabrus tetricus live in?

Rocky reefs. Juveniles are found in shallow weed habitats in bays and estuaries. Adults are usually seen on deeper rocky reefs to depths of about 40 m but have been trawled from water down to 160 m

What is the distribution of Notolabrus tetricus?

Widespread in south-eastern Australia, from about Newcastle (New South Wales) to about Port Lincoln (South Australia) and around Tasmania

How big does Notolabrus tetricus grow?

Can grow to around 50cm

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