Japanese Wrasse (species: Pseudocoris yamashiroi) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Pseudocoris yamashiroi
Japanese Wrasse

©Anne Hoggett: Female Pseudocoris yamashiroi feeding on plankton in Dynamite Pass (Reef 14-140) near Lizard Island. Pink colour is filtered out in this photo.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Pseudocoris
Species Pseudocoris yamashiroi



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 15 cm (Length according to Allen and Erdmann, 2012.)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen and M.V. Erdmann, G.R. (2012). Reef fishes of the East Indies. Volumes I-III in: Reef fishes of the East Indies. Tropical Reef Research, Perth, Australia. LIRS catalog number 90162.

Other references

  • 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.