Western king wrasse

The Western king wrasse lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range - 45 m environment.

PIcture of a King Coris or Western King Wrasse, Coris auricularis * Puzzles * Postcards Coris auricularisLatest Reader Comment - See MoreThe fish in the photo is not a wrasse, but a species of Pentapodus (family Nemipteridae). More

The closely-related Western King Wrasse, Coris auricularis, is known from the Recherche Archipelago to Shark Bay, Western Australia. These two species can be separated by differences in colouration. More

Image: Western King Wrasse, Coris auricularis - Add comment Add tags Western King Wrasse, Coris auricularis Description A female Western King Wrasse at a depth of 4 m, Cape Naturaliste, Western Australia, More

A male western king wrasses (Coris auricularis) about 30 cm in length Another male western king wrasse of a similar size. Look at the red/pink on their cheeks, I guess that's why they are also called the blushing wrasse. More

are juvenile western king wrasses (Coris auricularis). More

* Western king wrasse, Coris auricularis (Valenciennes, 1839) * Coris aurilineata Randall & Kuiter, 1982 * Clown coris, Coris aygula Lacépède, 1801 * Coris ballieui Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875 * Batu More

Western king Wrasse, Coris auricularis John Lewis 20080831_164632.jpg Adult Yellowhead Wrasse - Halichoeres garnoti Paul Osmond WAD_0258.jpg Male Maori Wrasse, John Lewis WAD_0254. More

western king wrasse western king wrasse (Coris auricularis) (Coris aurilineata) clown coris clown coris (Coris aygula) (Coris ballieui) Batu coris Batu coris (Coris batuensis) doubleheader doubleheader (Coris bulbifrons) spottail coris spottail coris (Coris More

Western King Wrasse, found only in southern Western Australia where it is described by Grant (1987) as "probably the most commonly-seen reef-dweller of the region". All phases of this species are characterised by prominent scarlet markings not found on their eastern relatives. More

Common names

King wrasse in English
Western king wrasse in English
紅帶盔魚 in Mandarin Chinese
红带盔鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Labridae
Genus : Coris
Species : Coris auricularis
Authority : Valenciennes, 1839