Species details

Accepted scientific name:

Anampses geographicus Valenciennes, 1840 (accepted name)


Anampses pterophthalmus Bleeker, 1857 (synonym)

Common names:

scribbled wrasse English

Balaki Ilokano, Malay, Pangasinan

Bankilan Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug, Tagalog

Banog Other

Bungat Tagalog

Danlugan Other

Giutiuw Carolinian

Geographic wrasse English

Isdang bato Tagalog

Labayan Bikol, Cebuano, Davawenyo, English, Ilokano, Other, Surigaonon, Tagalog, Visayan, Waray-waray

Lampalampa Other

Lined chisel-tooth wrasse English

Lubay-lubay Hiligaynon, Other, Surigaonon

Maming Bikol, Cebuano, Nemi, Surigaonon, Tagalog

Maringyan Bikol

Molmol Agutaynen, Bolinao, Davawenyo, Kuyunon, Marshallese, Other, Surigaonon

Mushibera Japanese

Olive-green wrasse English

Pilo-pilo Other

Pirat-pirat Other

Tamago Visayan

Tausay Other

Verde verde Ilokano

虫纹阿南鱼 Mandarin Chinese

蠕紋阿南魚 Mandarin Chinese

蠕纹阿南鱼 Mandarin Chinese

蟲紋阿南魚 Mandarin Chinese

Lulukdayan Tagbanwa Calamian




Phylum Chordata


Class Actinopterygii


Order Perciformes


Family Labridae


Genus Anampses



Australia; Calamianes Islands; Cook Islands; Coral Sea and GBR; Davao Gulf; East Central Australian Shelf; Fiji Islands; Great Barrier Reef; Hsiao-liu-chiu; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Indo-West Pacific: Mauritius to Fiji, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Western Australia and the Great Barrier Reef. Recently recorded from Tonga (Ref. 53797).; Japan; Lingayen Gulf; Lord Howe Island; Lutao Island; Mauritius; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Milne Bay; New Caledonia; North Australian Shelf; Northeast Australian shelf; Northwest Australian Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Peng-hu Island; Philippines; Ryukyu Islands; San Miguel Bay; South China Sea; Spratly Islands; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Taiwan; Tayabas Bay; Tonga; Tubbataha Reefs; Yellow Sea

Additional data:

In Cuvier & Valenciennes.

Source database:

FishBase, Dec 2007

Latest taxonomic scrutiny:

Group expert : Westneat, Mark, Data last modified by FishBase 21-Mar-1995

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