Picture of the Week – 1/31 – 2/6


Hologymnosus doliatus Wrasse
Pictured this week is a juvenile Candycane Wrasse (Hologymnosus doliatus). As they mature, these wrasse drastically changes colors. Instead of the white and red horizontal stripes, the candycane wrasse turns green and blue, with a large faded yellow and black vertical bar just the pectoral fin. The change is so dramatic that adults are usually called a completely different name, the Pastel Ring Wrasse. As adults, these fish reach a length of 18 inches or so.


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