Fish Species

Blackspotted Wrasse

Blackspotted Wrasse - Description

The Blackspotted Wrasse is also commonly known as the Leopard Wrasse, Guinea Fowl Wrasse, Reticulated Wrasse and Eastern Leopard Wrasse. They are not considered ideal for beginners as they can be difficult to feed.

The Blackspotted Wrasse needs plenty of sand as it likes to bury itself when feeling threatened. It is a very active swimmer and despite its size needs plenty of food!

Popular Name: Blackspotted Wrasse
Species: Macropharyngodon meleagris

Profile of the Blackspotted Wrasse

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Blackspotted Wrasse species.

  • Size: Up to 15cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Frozen or Dried Food

  • Temperament: Peaceful Fish

  • Habitat: Reef Dwellers at depths of up to 30m

  • Range: Indo-pacific Ocean

Scientific Classification of the Blackspotted Wrasse

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Macropharyngodon meleagris

  • Popular Name: Blackspotted Wrasse - Leopard Wrasse - Guinea Fowl Wrasse, Reticulated Wrasse -  Eastern Leopard Wrasse
    Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Labridae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Blackspotted Wrasse

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


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