Whitebanded Sharpnose Wrasse (Wetmorella albofasciata)

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Whitebanded Sharpnose Wrasse

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Whitebanded Sharpnose Wrasse

Wetmorella albofasciata

114 Litres (30 US G.)

5-6 cm (2-2.4")


8.0 - 8.4

21.1-23.9°C (70 -75 °F)

8-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Live Foods
Other (See article)

2-5 years



Additional names

Whitebanded Sharpnose Wrasse, Diagonal-Lined Wrasse, White-Banded Possum Wrasse, White-Barred Pygmy Wrasse

Identification[edit | edit source]

Closely resembles juveniles of Cheilinus fasciatus and Epibulus insidiator. Since they have broadly overlapping characteristics, colour pattern is the only reliable distinguishing character. The body of young adults is grayish-brown, becoming reddish brown on mid-side and ventrally on some specimens. The head has narrow, diagonal pale bands radiating from the top of the head; the iris of the eye is bluish with reddish inner rim and an upper and lower streak of pale yellow. There is a large black spot covering more than half of pelvic fin.

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