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Yellowtail coris

Coris gaimard


The juvenile intermediate phase is to 25 cm (10 in.) with reddish head, green body with blue rear body and base of tail, red dorsal and anal fins, and yellow tail. Brilliant blue spots concentrating towards the rear body and base of tail. Spike-like first dorsal fin spine. The younger fish, only to 10 cm (4 in.) is bright red orange with 5 black-edged white saddles across head and back (last pic).


Sand rubble bottoms at base of reefs. Indo Pacific.


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Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

So interesting to see the difference between juveniles and adults! Great spotting, Marta!

hcopplestone 5 years ago

Amazing! Great picture :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Thanks! To be honest the pictures ar not very good but the species is so pretty that still deserved a spotting here in PN :-)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago


Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines

Lat: 9.52, Long: 123.68

Spotted on Oct 6, 2012
Submitted on Dec 28, 2012


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