- The Shoulderspot wrasse is a small marine fish found in the coastal waters of Australia. The species is endemic to Australia and is found along the northern coast from Western Australia to New South Wales.
- Juvenile Shoulderspot Wrasse have a yellowish-orange body with brown stripes. As the fish matures, it develops a white or pale-coloured body with brown stripes. Male Shoulderspot Wrasse have blue spots on their shoulders, while females do not.
- They feed on small invertebrates such as crustaceans, molluscs, and worms.
- The fish is diurnal and active during the day, resting at night.
- There is limited information Shoulderspot Wrasse breeding habits. They are believed to be protogynous hermaphrodites that lay eggs for males to fertilise externally.
- Estimated lifespan is up to 5 years in the wild.
Aquarium, Snorkeling & Diving
The Shoulderspot wrasse is considered to be a good aquarium fish due to its hardiness, ease of care, and attractive appearance. They can also be a fascinating fish to observe for both snorkelers and divers. They are known to be curious and may approach snorkelers or divers, making for a memorable and engaging underwater experience.
Species: Leptojulis Cyanopleura
The conservation status of the Shoulderspot wrasse in Australia is not currently listed as threatened or endangered by any official conservation organisation.
As Aquarium Fish
Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatible: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 40 gallons
- Snorkeling & Scuba
Location: Inner Reef, Outer Reef, Lagoon