Fiveband Wrasse (species: Hemigymnus fasciatus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Hemigymnus fasciatus
Fiveband Wrasse

©Victor Huertas: Hemigymnus fasciatus off Crystal Beach, Lizard Island.

©Simon Gingins: Hemigymnus fasciatus, Lizard Island area.

©Anne Hoggett: Hemigymnus fasciatus at Ribbon Reef Number 10, Queensland.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Hemigymnus
Species Hemigymnus fasciatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 50 cm (Length of adults according to Allen et al, 2003)
  • Up to 6 cm (Length of juveniles according to Allen et al, 2003)

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.

Other references

  • Bellwood, D.R. and P.C. Wainwright (2001). Locomotion in labrid fishes: implications for habitat use and cross-shelf biogeography on the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Reefs, 20: 139-150. LIRS catalog number 787.
  • 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.
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