Diproctacanthus xanthurus, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Diproctacanthus xanthurus, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Elongate wrasse with two dark stripes separated by white stripe along upper body, white lower body with yellowish belly, red eye, yellow tail, and a tube-like mouth used for cleaning parasites off other fishes.
Max Size: 10 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 28.7-31.4°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Frequent (18% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Several (7 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.