Fish ID: Bird Nose Wrasse

Wrasse bird nose wrasse gomphosus varius gbr female
Family Wrasse (LABRIDAE)
species Gomphosus varius
size To 20cm
locality Coral rich areas and lagoons
behaviour Solitary or in male and IP pairs
range West Pacific inc GBR

Slender body with elongated snout – like a tapir. IP has checkerboard pattern from front, darkening to tail.