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Cockerel wrasse

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Cockerel wrasse

Characteristics

Often recorded singly.

Curious and may approach divers.

Description

  • Body colour varies with habitats, but is generally reddish brown.
  • Several horizontal white lines or white dots on the body.
  • A black spot on the gill cover.
  • White lines/dots and black spot may fade in adults.
  • In adult males, the first two spines on dorsal fin may have extended filaments.

Common Name: Cockerel wrasse

Family Common Name: Wrasses

Family: Labridae

Scientific Name: Pteragogus enneacanthus ___(Bleeker, 1853)

Genus: Pteragogus

Maximum Length: 15 cm (Total Length)