Fish & Coral: Wrasses (


Wrasses (LABRIDAE)

Above Left: The Moon Wrasse (Thalassoma lunare) and, Above Middle: The ever present Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus) adult. Juveniles are all black with an iridescent blue line. Above Right: The awesome and quite friendly Giant Maori Wrasse , a.k.a Napolean (Cheilinus unndulatus). We have seen Napoleans in Beruwala and Unawatuna.

Above Left: The Checkerboard Wrasse (Halichoeres hortulanus). Above Middle: The juvenile Queen Wrasse (Coris frerei)

[The Juvenile Queen Wrasse was photographed in Hikkaduwa by Chandima Liyanage]

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