Blackback Wrasse (species: Anampses neoguinaicus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Anampses neoguinaicus
Blackback Wrasse

©Simon Gingins: Anampses neoguinaicus at Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Initial phase Anampses neoguinaicus at No Name Reef near Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Terminal phase Anampses neoguinaicus at the lagoon entrance, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Anampses
Species Anampses neoguinaicus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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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.
  • 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.
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