Anampses lineatus Randall, 1972
Lined wrasse
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Corinae
Max. size:  13 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 10 - 45 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea south to Natal, South Africa (Ref. 4392) and east to Bali, Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 12-12. Body orange-brown, with pale longitudinal blue-green lines following scale rows; head with irregular light blue-green lines; opercular flap with a black spot; caudal fin white with a broad black bar on posterior part of fin (Ref. 4392). Red Sea form is slightly different. Females are distinguished by the white versus yellow band on the base of the tail and males by the lined versus spotted pattern on the body (Ref. 48636).
Biology:  Adults inhabit lagoon and seaward reefs, usually deeper than 20 m to at least 42 m (Ref. 9710). Juveniles are solitary and adults form small groups, each with several females and a dominant male (Ref. 48636). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 27115.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 12 March 2008 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.04.93
Modified by: Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz - 30.04.13
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 07.02.97

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