Sunset/Green Moon Wrasse Thalassoma lutescens

Sunset Wrasse
Sunset Wrasse
The colourful Sunset Wrasse is also called the Banana, Green Moon (Australia) or Yellow-brown Wrasse. Growing to 30cm long, it is native to coral reefs of the Indian and western Pacific Oceans. The male has the turquoise colours seen above; the female is the "Banana" yellow or "Yellow-brown".
(Thalassoma grammaticum, native to the tropical reefs of the eastern Pacific, is also called the Sunset Wrasse.)