Suezichthys soelaeis commonly referred to as Soela Wrasse, Soela Trawl-Wrasse. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
/ 40 Meter Tiefe, 27.3.2012
/ Foto von Osamu Morishita
/ Dankenswerterweise zur Verfügung gestellt vom Kanagawa Perfectural Museum of Natural History, Japan Courtesy of the authorDr. Hiroshi Senou, Japan
We sincerely thank the Kanagawa Perfectural Museum of Natural History and Dr. Hiroshi Senou, Japan, for the first two photos of
of living Suezichthys soelae wrasses!
Suezichthys soelae wrasses live in areas of rubble rock and unfortunately are regularly landed as unwanted bycatch by fishing trawlers.
Similar species: Suezichthys devisi
The species name "soleae" comes from French and is a girl's name meaning "the solemn" (French "solennelle" or Latin "sollemnis" = solemn), but also "the sun" and "the sunny" (from French "soleil" = sun).
Unfortunately, the first description "Revision of the Indo-Pacific labrid fish genus Suezichthys, with descriptions of four new species" from 1985 has not been completely digitized, so we cannot provide it as an appendix.