Pixy Wrasse (species: Coris pictoides) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Coris pictoides
Pixy Wrasse

©Anne Hoggett: Coris pictoides at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Coris pictoides at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Coris
Species Coris pictoides



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 11 cm (Length according to Allen and Erdmann (2012))

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Uncommon or overlooked. This record appears to be the first from the area.

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.
  • Wainwright, P.C., D.R. Bellwood, M.W. Westneat, J.R. Grubich and A.S. Hoey (2004). A functional morphospace for the skull of labrid fishes: patterns of diversity in a complex biomechanical system, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 82: 1-25. LIRS catalog number 872.