Birdnose wrasse (species: Gomphosus varius) in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Gomphosus varius
Birdnose wrasse


©Andy Lewis: Female Birdnose Wrasse at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: A male Gomphosus varius on the reef crest at North Direction Island.

©Andy Lewis: Male Birdnose Wrasse at Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Gomphosus
Species Gomphosus varius

Colours

                                                 

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.

Size

  • Up to 30 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

  • Arnal, C. (2000). Ecologie comportementale de la symbiose poisson nettoyeur/ poisson client: motivations et honnĂȘtetĂ©, Ph.D. thesis, University of Perpignan, France. LIRS catalog number 637.
  • Bellwood, D.R. and P.C. Wainwright (2001). Locomotion in labrid fishes: implications for habitat use and cross-shelf biogeography on the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Reefs, 20: 139-150. LIRS catalog number 787.
  • Chong-Seng, K.M., A.J. Cole, M.S. Pratchett and B.L. Willis (2011). Selective feeding by coral reef fishes on coral lesions associated with brown band and black band disease. Coral Reefs, 30: 473-484. LIRS catalog number 1395.
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