Slingjaw Wrasse (species: Epibulus insidiator) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Epibulus insidiator
Slingjaw Wrasse

©Andy Lewis: Terminal Phase male Slingjaw Wrasse

©Andy Lewis: Slingjaw Wrasse extending jaws

©Andy Lewis: Yellow Phase Slingjaw Wrasse
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Epibulus
Species Epibulus insidiator



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 54 cm (length, terminal phase according to Fishbase accessed 22 Feb 2017.)
  • Up to 26 cm (length, initial phase according to Allen et al (2003).)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Arnal, C. (2000). Ecologie comportementale de la symbiose poisson nettoyeur/ poisson client: motivations et honnĂȘtetĂ©, Ph.D. thesis, University of Perpignan, France. LIRS catalog number 637.
  • Arnal, C., O. Verneau and Y. Desdevises (2006). Phylogenetic relationships and ecolution of cleaning behaviour in the family Labridae: importance of body colour pattern, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 19: 755-763. LIRS catalog number 1178.
  • 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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