Floral wrasse

Characteristics

Often recorded singly. Shy and tends to swims away from divers. Feeds on benthic invertebrates.

Description

  • Body colour variable, from greenish brown to dark reddish brown.
  • A white spot on each scale on the body.
  • Numerous white spots on fins.
  • Numerous red spots on the head.
  • Several stripes radiate from eyes.
  • In adult males, the upper and lower edges of the caudal fin have long filamentous extensions.
  • Tail of adult females is rounded.

Common Name: Floral wrasse

Family Common Name: Wrasses

Family: Labridae

Scientific Name: Cheilinus chlorourus___(Bloch, 1791)

Maximum Length: 45 cm (Total Length)