Redblotched Wrasse (species: Coris aygula) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Coris aygula
Redblotched Wrasse

©Paul Asman: Female Coris aygula in the Lizard Island lagoon.

©Anne Hoggett: Female Coris aygula at Cod Hole, Ribbon Reef Number 10.

©Anne Hoggett: Poor photo of terminal phase Coris aygula in a deep overhang, North Point, Lizard Island. Note humped head, pale body bar and shaggy tail.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Coris
Species Coris aygula



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 40 cm (length 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.
  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene (1997). Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea: Second edition Crawford House Publishing, Bathurst, NSW.

Other references

  • Ceccarelli, D.M., M.J. Emslie and Z.T. Richards (2016). Post-disturbance stability of fish assemblages measured at coarse taxonomic resolution masks change at finer scales. PLOS One, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0156232. LIRS catalog number 1971.
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