Bicolor cleanerfish (species: Labroides bicolor) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Labroides bicolor
Bicolor cleanerfish

©Simon Gingins: Labroides bicolor at Yonge Reef near Lizard Island.

©Lyle Vail: Labroides bicolor at No Name Reef

©Anne Hoggett: A juvenile Labroides bicolor about 6 cm long under a ledge on the northern side of Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Labroides
Species Labroides bicolor



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 14 cm (Allen et al, 2003)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Cheney, K.L., A.S. Grutter, S.P. Blomberg and N.J. Marshall (2009). Blue and yellow signal cleaning behaviour in coral reef fishes, Current Biology, 19: 1283-1287. LIRS catalog number 1240.
  • Green, A.L. (1996). Spatial, temporal and ontogenetic patterns of habitat use by coral reef fishes (Family Labridae), Marine Ecology Progress Series, 133: 1-11. LIRS catalog number 457.
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