Barred Soapfish (species: Diploprion bifasciatum) in ALA: Lizard Island (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Diploprion bifasciatum
Barred Soapfish

©Lyle Vail: Barred Soapfish about 15 cm long being cleaned by juvenile Labroides dimidiatus at Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Diploprion bifasciatum in a cavern on the northern side of Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: An unusual mostly-black colour form of Diploprion bifasciatum at Lizard Island. This individual was in close proximity to a normally-coloured one.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Serranidae
Genus Diploprion
Species Diploprion bifasciatum



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


  • Ceccarelli, D.M., M.J. Emslie and Z.T. Richards (2016). Post-disturbance stability of fish assemblages measured at coarse taxonomic resolution masks change at finer scales. PLOS One, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0156232. LIRS catalog number 1971.
  • Leis, J.M. (2000). Out of the blue, Nature Australia, Spring: 52-59. LIRS catalog number 626.
  • Leis, J.M. and R. Fisher (2006). Swimming speed of settlement-stage reef-fish larvae measured in the laboratory and in the field: a comparison of critical speed and in situ speed. "Proceedings of the 10th International Coral Reef Symposium". : 438-445. LIRS catalog number 1513.
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