black-banded wrasse

Scientific name Anampses neoguinaicus
Descriptor Bleeker
Year of description 1878
IUCN category LC
Family Labridae
Genus Anampses
Anampses neoguinaicus Anampses neoguinaicus


Anampses neoguinaicus, commonly known as black-banded wrasse, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    16 cm
  • Maximum size
    20 cm
  • Pattern
    drawn scales
  • Average size
    16 cm
  • Maximum size
    20 cm
  • Pattern
    drawn scales

How to recognize the black-banded wrasse ?

The black-banded wrasse measures between 16 and 20 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly bleu, noir, rose and blanc body. The also has blanc drawn scales.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The black-banded wrasse is a fish living in small groups naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

Although the black-banded wrasse is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction

The black-banded wrasse is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    4 - 30 m

Biotope presentation

The black-banded wrasse is most often found at a depth between 4m and 30m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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