False-eye Wrasse (species: Halichoeres biocellatus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Halichoeres biocellatus
False-eye Wrasse

©Anne Hoggett: Juvenile Halichoeres biocellatus at Cod Hole, Ribbon Reef Number 10.

©Lyle Vail: Juvenile Halichoeres biocellatusat Dynamite Pass (on Reef 14-140) near Lizard Island. There are two black spots on the dorsal fin, just visible in this photo. Also note small dark spot on tail base.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Halichoeres
Species Halichoeres biocellatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

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.

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.
  • Russell, B.C., G.R. Allen and H.R. Lubbock (1976). New cases of mimicry in marine fishes, Journal of Zoology, London, 180: 407-423. LIRS catalog number 36.