Comb wrasse

The Comb wrasse lives in the reef-associated, marine, usually 3 - 25 m environment.

Comb wrasse, Coris picta, at 5.9 m. Eastern smooth boxfish, Anoplocapros inermis, at 6 m. Comb wrasse, Coris picta, at 5.9 m. More

The Comb Wrasse occurs in coastal and offshore rocky reefs in Australia and New Zealand. Mature male and female fish look similar, but within seconds males can assume a territorial or display colouration in which the black stripe disappears. More

The combfish or comb wrasse, Coris picta, is a wrasse of the genus Coris, found off eastern Australia and around offshore islands off north eastern New Zealand to depths of between 5 and 60 metres, on mixed sandy/rocky reef areas. More

colouration to Comb Wrasse except the lower margin of the black band lacks the serrated edge. Did you know? HarbourKeepers is an initiative of NPA~Marine. More

Adult Comb Wrasse, Coris picta, pictured above have comb like bands along the sides and red stripe along the top. The Comb Wrasse picks parasites from other fishes or small invertebrates from the seabed. More

The Comb Wrasse is a beautiful member of the Labridae family of wrasses. These wrasses resemble the common cleaner wrasse in shape as a juvenile, and develop striking coloration as adults. More

Common names

Australian comb wrasse in English
Bananafish in English
Comb wrasse in English
Combfish in English
Coris picta in Catalan (Català)
Musumebera in Japanese (日本語)
斑盔魚 in Mandarin Chinese
斑盔鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
黑带盔鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
黑帶盔魚 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Labridae
Genus : Coris
Species : Coris musume
Authority : Jordan and Snyder, 1904