Tag: Halichoeres Chloropterus

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Pastel Green Wrasse male (Halichoeres Chloropterus)

The male Pastel Green Wrasse (Halichoeres Chloropterus) has noticeably different colouration to the female.

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Pastel Green Wrasse female (Halichoeres Chloropterus)

A female Pastel Green Wrasse (Halichoeres Chloropterus) clearly showing the tiny dark spots that are characteristic of the female of this species.

This also shows how the overall colour of the female is generally less distinctive than that of the male.

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Indian Goatfish (Parupeneus Indicus), Redbreasted Moari (Cheilinus Fasciatus) & Pastel Green Wrasse (Halichoeres Chloropterus)

An Indian Goatfish (Parupeneus Indicus) in it's relentless pursuit of food hidden below the sand.

As is often the case, this individual is being accompanied by two members of the Wrasse (Labridae) family which are generally bold and opportunistic feeders.