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Twospot Wrasse

Oxycheilinus bimaculatus


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.

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Blogie 11 years ago

Thanks, Karen, but I couldn't find this species among the parrotfish...

KarenSaxton 11 years ago

Look up parrotfish

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 3, 2011
Submitted on Dec 8, 2011

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