Chequerboard Wrasse Halichoeres hortulanus

Chequerboard Wrasse
Chequerboard Wrasse
Chequerboard Wrasse
The Chequerboard Wrasse native to the Indo-Pacific. Like other wrasse, it is born female. If changing to male at maturity, the body and tail become mainly green, retaining the chequered pattern and pink lines on the head. It reaches 27cm long.