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Also known as Maori and Thicklip Wrasses, Twospot Maori Wrasse, Little Maori Wrasse, Comet-tailed Wrasse, Ragged-tail Wrasse and Filament-fin Wrasse. This is one of the smallest of Maori and Thicklip Wrasses. Colors vary and males develop tail filaments.
Found singly or in small groups in weed and rubble areas near reefs with shallow surge zones. Widespread in the Indo-Pacific region.
I spotted this dazzling fish at a depth of less than 10m during a day dive, near the shore of Dayang Beach on Talikud Island, Samal, Philippines.