Little Maori Wrasse (species: Oxycheilinus bimaculatus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Oxycheilinus bimaculatus
Little Maori Wrasse

©Anne Hoggett: A small (5 cm long) Oxycheilinus bimaculatus, off North Point, Lizard Island, 20 metres depth. Note small black mid-body spot, yellowish pectoral fin base and blue and red patches at front of dorsal fin. The distinctive tail shape of this species is not visible in this photo. Thanks to Renato Morais for the identification.

©Anne Hoggett: Oxycheilinus bimaculatus 12 to 15 cm long at 21 m depth off Coconu Beach, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Oxycheilinus
Species Oxycheilinus bimaculatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

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.