Photos take at -40 ft on a coral reef . This two ,ales are fighting for a territorial possession. This is the most common wrasse in the Caribbean. Anterior part of the body and the head yellow. Halfway the body there is a black cross-band that curves backward at the dorsal fin and runs along its base to the tail. Rear body and tail dark blue to green. Two wavy lines radiate from the rear of the upper part of the eye. Size up to 19 cm. Initial phase: Body with a yellow belly and a dark to dusky back, often shaded with blue. Color shadings highly variable, especially intermediates between terminal and juveniles phases. Two wavy lines radiate from the rear of the upper part of the eye. Juvenile phase: Usually bright yellow, rarely shading to reddish gold, with a brilliant blue midbody stripe
Common in shallow water near coral growths, down to 80 m. Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.
Lat: 20.85, Long: -86.88
Spotted on Jul 1, 2012
Submitted on Jul 1, 2012
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