Scarlet wrasse

The scarlet wrasse or soldier, Pseudolabrus miles, is a wrasse of the genus Pseudolabrus, found around New Zealand in reef areas at depths of between 5 and 100 metres. Its length is between 20 and 40 centimetres. More

This pair of scarlet wrasse were taken on the same hook while fishing behind Cooper Island in Fiordland's Dusky Sound. How many scarlet wrasse can you catch on one hook? The answer is at least two. More

Scarlet wrasse are found over rocky water bottoms throughout New Zealand. More

Scarlet Wrasse - They have a pinkish-red body and 2 strips on the tail, black and yellow. In the wild they feed on small mobile animals, preferably crabs. More

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Labridae
Genus : Pseudolabrus
Species : Pseudolabrus japonicus
Authority : Houttuyn, 1782