Scott's Wrasse (species: Cirrhilabrus scottorum) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Cirrhilabrus scottorum
Scott's Wrasse

©Graham Edgar: Cirrhilabrus scottorum at Cod Hole near Lizard Island. Note black speckles on upper forebody.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Cirrhilabrus
Species Cirrhilabrus scottorum



Distinguishing features

A beautiful multicoloured wrasse that has several colour variations. There are black speckles on upper side of forebody in all variations. Tail is usually pink, orange or red and there is often a large red patch on side.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Wainwright, P.C., D.R. Bellwood and M.W. Westneat (2002). Ecomorphology of locomotion in labrid fishes, Environmental Biology of Fishes, 65: 47-62. LIRS catalog number 788.