Cocktail wrasse

Cocktail wrasse

The pattern of the male is impressive.

Characteristics

Wrasse named after the black face of the male.

Males and females have different body colors. The male has a greenish-brown body with yellow-edged scales. Around the face there is a pattern like kumadori. Females are brown in color.It is tall and has a large mouth. There are teeth protruding from the tip of the mouth, but they are not black. The rim of the mouth is yellow. It has nine spines on its back.

Picture of Cocktail wrasse

Ecology

Lives in rocky areas and seaweed beds, acts alone, and eats small animals such as crustaceans. The larger individual becomes the male.

Habitat

Miura Peninsula Arasaki

Found at Arasaki Reef. It was swimming leisurely between rocks at a depth of 3-4m. It was like eating a small animal attached to a rock. The pattern on its face looks a little eerie when viewed underwater.

Pictures

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Picture of Cocktail wrasse1|A black body with yellow stripes.
A black body with yellow stripes.
Picture of Cocktail wrasse2|There are small teeth at the tip of the mouth.
There are small teeth at the tip of the mouth.
Picture of Cocktail wrasse3|The rim of the mouth is yellow.
The rim of the mouth is yellow.
Picture of Cocktail wrasse4|Foraging on the rocks.
Foraging on the rocks.
Picture of Cocktail wrasse5|There is a red ring in the eye.
There is a red ring in the eye.
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