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Pictilabrus laticlavius (Richardson, 1839)

Common amongst kelp and other macroalgae on reefs along the southern coast

How to identify Pictilabrus laticlavius?

Males are green with maroon or purplish stripes along the sides.

Females and juveniles are reddish to greenish-brown with a row of black spots above the lateral line, 4-5 dusky bars on the lower sides and a black spot on the rear of the dorsal fin.

What habitats does Pictilabrus laticlavius live in?

Common in kelp and macro-algal beds on coastal reefs in 3-40 m

What is the distribution of Pictilabrus laticlavius?

Southern Australia from about Bryon Bay (New South Wales), to the Houtman Abrolhos (Western Australia), and around Tasmania

How big does Pictilabrus laticlavius grow?

Can grow to around 25cm

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