Green Birdmouth Wrasse Gomphosus caeruleus

Green Birdmouth Wrasse male
Green Birdmouth Wrasse
The Green Birdmouth Wrasse, also called Blue-Green Birdmouth, 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 male grows to 32cm long.
Green Birdmouth Wrasse female
Green Birdmouth Wrasse
Green Birdmouth Wrasse
The smaller adult female is a bluish colour with a white chest and a yellow tail. The female Bird Wrasse relative is grey with dark-bordered scales and no yellow tail. Both have a long, beaklike mouth.
Green Birdmouth Wrasse male Male
Green Birdmouth Wrasse They can transition from female to male later in adulthood.
Green Birdmouth Wrasse subadult Subadult