Eastern Leopard Wrasse (species: Macropharyngodon meleagris) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Macropharyngodon meleagris
Eastern Leopard Wrasse

©Simon Gingins: Initial phase Macropharyngodon meleagris, Lizard Island area.

©Lyle Vail: Initial phase Macropharyngodon meleagris at Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Initial phase Macropharyngodon meleagris at Yonge Reef near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Macropharyngodon
Species Macropharyngodon meleagris



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 10 cm (Initial phase length (Allen et al, 2003))

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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Web resources


  • Elliott, J.P. and D.R. Bellwood (2003). Alimentary tract morphology and diet in three coral reef fish families, Journal of Fish Biology, 63: 1598-1609. LIRS catalog number 876.
  • Fulton, C.J. (2000). The relationship between swimming ability and habitat use in wrasses (Labridae), Honours thesis, James Cook University, Townsville. LIRS catalog number 619.
  • Fulton, C.J. and D.R. Bellwood (2002). Patterns of foraging in labrid fishes, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 226: 135-142. LIRS catalog number 725.
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