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Australian Wrasses



FAMILY : Wrasses

Eastern Blue Groper
(Achoerodus viridis)
Eastern Blue Groper
The Eastern Blue Groper is a large wrasse with prominent fleshy lips. Adult males are bright blue. Adult females are reddish brown with fine blue and orange markings around the eye. Juveniles are grey brown, orange brown or green. All juveniles are... Click to continue>
Blackfin Hogfish
(Bodianus loxozonus)
Blackfin Hogfish
The Blackfin Hogfish is yellow-orange with narrow horizontal white stripes. Adult fish have a broad diagonal black band or blotch across the rear part of the body extending to the lower base of the tail. The black patch is smaller on large males.... Click to continue>
Pigfish
(Bodianus unimaculatus)
Pigfish
Pigfish are pink with thin stripes on the sides of the body and red lines on the head. The lines fade as the fish ages. Males are red above with a pinkish to white region on the sides. There is a black blotch on the dorsal fin spines. Click to continue>
Humphead Maori Wrasse
(Cheilinus undulatus)
Humphead Maori Wrasse
Adult Humphead Maori Wrasse develop thick lips and a bulbous hump on the forehead. Juveniles are pale green with oval dark spots on the scales. There are two black lines running back from the eye. Usually solitary but may occur in pairs. Juveniles... Click to continue>
Redbreasted Maori Wrasse
(Cheilinus fasciatus)
Redbreasted Maori Wrasse
The Redbreasted Maori Wrasse develops bright red areas as it matures. Males have extended tail lobes. Small juveniles are often mistaken for Wetmorella sp. because of the thin vertical white barring. Young common on silty reefs, usually along edges... Click to continue>
Cigar Wrasse
(Cheilio inermis)
Cigar Wrasse
Young Cigar Wrasse are usually mottled brown or green, sometimes with a broad lateral stripe. Some individuals may be uniformly yellow. Large male fish may develop a bright yellow, orange, black, white, or multi colored patch behind the pectoral... Click to continue>
Harlequin Tuskfish
(Choerodon fasciatus)
Harlequin Tuskfish
The Harlequin Tuskfish is a striking fish with eight orange or reddish bands with blue edges alternating with white or bluish bands. There are three bands on the head and five on the body. The back of the body darkens with age, with the orange bands... Click to continue>
Yellowtail Coris
(Coris gaimard)
Yellowtail Coris
The Yellowtail Coris is red to green with small bright blue spots on the body. The head is brownish with orange lines. The tail is yellow. Large males develop a green bar on the body. Juveniles are red or orange with three white saddles with black... Click to continue>
Bird Wrasse
(Gomphosus varius)
Bird Wrasse
The Bird Wrasse has a long snout that looks a bit like a bird's beak. Juvenile Bird Wrasse are green above and white below with two black stripes along the body. Their snout is shorter than in adults. As the juvenile grows, it becomes white with a... Click to continue>
Checkerboard Wrasse
(Halichoeres hortulanus)
Checkerboard Wrasse
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Five Banded Wrasse
(Hemigymnus fasciatus)
Five Banded Wrasse
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Striped Cleaner Wrasse
(Labroides dimidiatus)
Striped Cleaner Wrasse
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Maori Wrasse
(Ophthalmolepis lineolatus)
Maori Wrasse
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Six-line Wrasse
(Pseudocheilinus hexataenia)
Six-line Wrasse
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Green Moon Wrasse
(Thalassoma lutescens)
Green Moon Wrasse
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Moon Wrasse
(Thalassoma lunare)
Moon Wrasse
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Peacock Razorfish
(Xyrichtys pavo)
Peacock Razorfish
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