Bluehead Wrasse Thalassoma bifasciatum

Bluehead Wrasse male
Bluehead Wrasse male
Bluehead Wrasse male
The Bluehead (also Blue-headed) Wrasse is native to rocks and reefs of the Caribbean, including the Gulf of Mexico, Florida and coastal Central America. They grow to some 25cm long.
Bluehead Wrasse
Bluehead Wrasse
Bluehead Wrasse
Adult males and females have a strikingly different appearance. Shown is the adult male with his blue head and yellow or greenish body. Females and juveniles/transitional males have a yellow head and upper body with white underside. Some have a black lateral line. Females and juveniles form groups. Large males dominate a harem of female and juveniles/transitionals or are solitary.