Wrasses

Labridae

Yellowtail Coris Wrasse

The bright red young of this species is sometimes called the tomato or clown wrasse. Its distinctive
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Saddle Wrasse

The saddle wrasse is one of the most common reef fish in Hawai’i, and it is also an endemic sp
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Ornate Wrasse

This small colorful wrasse is named for its vivid markings: the pinkish head is marked with horizont
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Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse

This brilliantly-colored wrasse is recognized by its habit of “cleaning” host fishes. In
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Christmas Wrasse

Named for its predominantly green and red color pattern, this is one of the largest and most heavily
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Bird Wrasse

The bird wrasse is common on surge-swept reefs, especially where the branched cauliflower coral is d
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