Pinklined Wrasse (species: Coris dorsomacula) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Coris dorsomacula
Pinklined Wrasse

©Renato Morais: Adult Coris dorsomacula on the exposed side of Bird Islet, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Coris dorsomacula near the reef crest between Bird and South Islands, Lizard Island Group.

©Renato Morais: Juvenile Coris dorsomacula between Grantie Bluff and Turtle Beach, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Coris
Species Coris dorsomacula



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

  • Caley, M.J. (1995). Reef fish community structure and dynamics: in interaction between local and larger-scale processes? Marine Ecology Progress Series, 129: 19-29. LIRS catalog number 448.