Red-ribbon Wrasse (species: Thalassoma quinquevittatum) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Thalassoma quinquevittatum
Red-ribbon Wrasse

©Graham Edgar: Initial phase Thalassoma quinquevittatum at Cod Hole near Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Thalassoma quinquevittatum on the crest at Yonge Reef near Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Thalassoma quinquevittatum on the outer slope/top of Day Reef near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Thalassoma
Species Thalassoma quinquevittatum



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 13 cm (length initial phase, Allen et al, 2003)
  • Up to 16 cm (length, terminal phase, Allen et al, 2003)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • 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.
  • Puglisi, M.P., V.J. Paul and M. Slattery (2000). Biogeographic comparisons of chemical and structural defenses of the Pacific gorgonians Anella mollis and A. reticulata, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 207: 263-272. LIRS catalog number 631.