Bluespotted wrasse

Characteristics

Usually occurs singly. Buries itself in sand at night. Juveniles are observed to hover in water and undulate like a flatworm. Feeds on invertebrates.

Description

Terminal phase:
  •  Body green to brownish green.
  • A blue vertical streak on each scale on the body.
  • A long yellow to lime green vertical bar behind pectoral fin.
  • Initial phase:
  •  Body green to brownish green with rows of blue dots throughout.
  •  Irregular blue lines on face.
  • Juvenile phase:
  • Body green to brownish green with several rows of white dots.

Common Name: Bluespotted wrasse

Family Common Name: Wrasses

Family: Labridae

Scientific Name: Anampses caeruleopunctatus___(Rüppell, 1829)

Genus: Anampses

Maximum Length: Coming soon