Ophthalmolepis lineolata (Valenciennes, 1839)
Maori wrasse
photo by Schulz, S.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses)
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range - 60 m
Distribution:  Indian Ocean: Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 13-13
Biology:  Found in coastal bays to offshore reefs, often in loose aggregations (Ref. 9002).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 June 2008 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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