Juvenile Bluehead Wrasses (Thalassoma bifasciatum)

by | Jul 26, 2016 | Corals, Fish, Reef, Science | 0 comments

Good morning friends, one of the coolest things we see on the reef each year is a new explosion of bright yellow colored fish called Bluehead Wrasse, these are juveniles. To see this in person is a sight to behold and it’s one of the coolest things we have ever seen; during all my dives last week, these little fish surrounded me in great numbers, creating a yellow wall of color in front of whatever I was trying to photograph and at times I just gave up trying to shoot the corals.   The bluehead wrasse or blue-headed wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum) is a species of saltwater fish in the wrasse family (Labridae) of order Perciformes native to the coral reefs of the tropical waters of the western Atlantic Ocean. Individuals are small (less than 110 mm standard length) and rarely live longer than two years. They form large schools over the reef and are important cleaner fish in the reefs they inhabit. MORE


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