Fish ID: Green or Yellow Moon Wrasse

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Family Wrasse (LABRIDAE)
species Thalassoma Lutescens
size Up to 24cm
locality Outer reefs, slopes and walls
behaviour Often feeding on reef
range Throughout the Indian Ocean to the Pacific

Similar to the moon, surge, two-tone wrasses.  Called the Yellow or Green moon wrasse depending on the perceived colour.  The head to the pectoral fin has the green/yellow pattern lines over a pinkish-red, the rest of the body (including the caudal fin (= tail)) is yellow or green or somewhere inbetween.