What's been spotted in New South Wales?

Moon wrasse

Thalassoma lunare

Depth 6m
Thalassoma lunare

About this species

Juveniles have a greenish brown upper body with blue underside. Faint pink and purple irregular bands adorn the face. A black spot is found on the dorsal fin and another near the base of the tail. Caudal and anal fins are transparent. Adults have a green to blue body with bright pink bands in irregular patterns on the face. The caudal fin is yellow in the centre, darker on the edges and moon shaped. The pectoral fins are elongated, pink in the centre and fringed in blue. Scales have faint pink edges. Some individuals have pink markings along the dorsal fin tips. Read more…

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