Green Birdmouth Wrasse Gomphosus caeruleus

Green Birdmouth Wrasse male
Green Birdmouth Wrasse
The Green Birdmouth Wrasse is a colourful close relative of the Bird Wrasse, Gomphosus varius of the Pacific. It is native to the Indian Ocean.
Green Birdmouth Wrasse male
Green Birdmouth Wrasse
Green Birdmouth Wrasse
The adult male is a bright blue-green with an extended, bird-like "beak" of a mouth. The fish grows to 32cm long.
Green Birdmouth Wrasse female
Green Birdmouth Wrasse
Green Birdmouth Wrasse
The adult female is a bluish colour with a white chest and a yellow tail. The female of its Bird Wrasse relative is grey with no yellow tail. Both have a long, beaklike mouth.