Fish ID: Maori Wrasse

Wrasse maori wrasse juv male nsw hp
Family Wrasse (LABRIDAE)
species Opthalmolepsis lineolata
size Up to 40cm
locality Various habitats
behaviour Usually along reef margins
range Temperate waters

More elongated shape of wrasse, similar to comb wrasse, with brown upper body, and dark lateral band. Usual bluish fine scribbles on face.  This more colourful one is a juvenile.