Bluestreak cleaner wrasse


May occur singly, in multi-juvenile groups or in harems composed of a single male and several females. Feeds on ectoparasites and mucus of other fishes. Able to change sex from female to male.


  • Anterior body white to yellowish, posterior body bluish.
  • A horizontal black band from snout to the end of tail, becoming progressively thicker.
  • The mouth opens forward at the tip of the snout, which is different from the similar looking False cleanerfish in which the mouth opensdownwards underneath the tip of the snout.
  • Body black.
  • A bright blue stripe extends from the mouth through the back to theupper part of the tail.

Common Name: Blue-streak cleaner wrasse, Bluestreak cleaner wrasse

Family Common Name: Wrasses

Family: Labridae

Scientific Name: Labroides dimidiatus___(Valenciennes, 1839)

Maximum Length: 14 cm (Total Length)