Fish ID: Moon Wrasse

Wrasse moon nsw
Family Wrasse (LABRIDAE)
species Thalassoma Lunare
size Up to 25cm
locality Outer reefs, slopes and walls
behaviour Often feeding on reef
range Throughout the Indian Ocean to the Pacific

Classic mid-sized wrasse shape: elongated body with straightened tail.  Deep greeny-blue colour with reddish-blue lined pattern on the head emanating from the eye.