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CAAB: 37384163

Species Suezichthys notatus (Kamohara, 1958)

Northern Rainbow Wrasse, Northern Painted Rainbow-wrasse



Kuiter (2002, 2010) treatedd this species as restricted to Japan and possibly Hawaii, with records from Australia and the southwest Pacific based on S. arquatus.




Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Northwest Shelf, north of Port Hedland, WA (18°32'S, 118°17'E); antitropical, Japan and Hawaii.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northwest Shelf Province (27)

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf.

Extra Ecological Information

119 - 204 m.


Common Name References

Kuiter, R.H. 2002. Fairy & Rainbow Wrasses and their Relatives. Chorleywood, U.K. : TMC Publishing 207 pp. [97] (but excluded from Australia supposedly based on arquatus) (Northern Painted Rainbow-wrasse)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. (Northern Rainbow Wrasse)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
27-Jul-2017 LABROIDEI 26-Jun-2017 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED