Two-spot wrasse

Characteristics

  • Usually occurs singly or in small groups.

Description

Terminal phase:

  • Body reddish brown to green with white mottling.
  • A black dot at the anterior tip of dorsal fin, which may be bright blue in the middle.
  • A black dot mid-body.
  • Pectoral fin base yellow.
  • Upper and lower edges of caudal fin possess elongated filaments in larger individuals. Caudal fin rounded in smaller individuals.

Initial phase:

  • Body patterns similar to terminal phase, but body reddish brown to brown with white and dark brown mottling.

Juvenile phase:

  • Body patterns similar to terminal phase, but with a broad dark brown stripe on back.

Common Name: Two-spot wrasse

Family Common Name: Wrasses

Family: Labridae

Scientific Name: Oxycheilinus bimaculatus___(Valenciennes, 1840)

Maximum Length: 15 cm (Total Length)