Black Leopard Wrasse (species: Macropharyngodon negrosensis) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Macropharyngodon negrosensis
Black Leopard Wrasse

©Anne Hoggett: One of two juvenile Macropharyngodon negrosensis 6 to 7 cm long on the NE side of Lizard Island.

©Lyle Vail: Juvenile Macropharyngodon negrosensis 5 to 6 cm long, near base of reef slope, North Point, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Macropharyngodon
Species Macropharyngodon negrosensis



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 15 cm (Length of adults (Allen et al, 2003))
  • Up to 6 cm (Length of initial phase individual observed at Lizard Island.)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • 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.
  • Fulton, C.J. (2005). Wave energy and the role of swimming in reef fish ecology, Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 952.