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Redspot wrasse

Stethojulis bandanensis

Depth 7m
Stethojulis bandanensis

About this species

The redspot wrasse changes in colouration as it grows, matures and changes sex. It transitions through two phases – initial (females) and terminal (transition between female and male). In the adult phase the fish changes sex to male and the colouration is altered. The body is brownish green on the upper half and light blue to white on the lower half. Four thin, wavy iridescent blue lines begin at the mouth and behind the eye and run horizontally along the body. The orange spot at the base of the transparent pectoral fin in the initial phase darkens to be a deeper red. The cheeks are faint yellow. Read more…

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