Rainbow cale

The Rainbow cale lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 1 - 15 m environment.

male Rainbow Cale (Odax acroptilus) in breeding colouration. Fairy Bower, Manly, NSW Image by Richard Ling. Some rights reserved. More

Adult male Rainbow Cale can be recognised by the elongate first dorsal fin spines and distinctive colouration. They have blue lines on the head and dark blotches on the sides of the body. More

This photo of a Rainbow Cale (Odax acroptilus) was taken at Halifax Marine Park, Australia with a Sea & Sea DX 5000G with internal flash. More

Common names

Marine rainbowfish in English
Rainbow cale in English
Rainbow fish in English
彩虹异鹦嘴鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
彩虹異鸚嘴魚 in Mandarin Chinese
虹岩鱚 in Chinese (中文)
虹岩鱚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Odacidae
Genus : Odax
Species : Odax acroptilus
Authority : Richardson, 1846