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Ornate wrasse

Thalassoma pavo

Description:

The ornate wrasse, Thalassoma pavo, is a species of wrasse It can reach 25 cm (9.8 in) in length, though most do not exceed 20 cm (7.9 in). This species is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries, is also popular as a game fish, and can be found in the aquarium trade

Habitat:

native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean from Portugal to Gabon and the oceanic islands and into the Mediterranean Sea. This species inhabits areas of rocks and eelgrass in coastal waters at depths from 1 to 150 m (3.3 to 492.1 ft), though rarely below 50 m (160 ft).

Notes:

1st and 2nd picture male, 3rd picture male

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Pieter_vR
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Pieter_vR

Αιγαίο, Greece

Lat: 38.98, Long: 26.49

Spotted on Aug 1, 2019
Submitted on Aug 1, 2019

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