Unknown Hawaiian Fish

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I took this shot on a shore dive in Kona Hawaii. The depth was 20 feet. I believe the single fish in the center is a Disappearing Wrasse, but am not sure.

The other fish are Blackfin Chromis.

wrasse ID

Your mystery is not a dissapearing wrasse, but rather a young saddle wrasse, changing from juv colors to adult. Great picture!

Christy Semmens, REEF Director of Science

Thanks Christy

The wrasses are a difficult bunch, changing colors and sex- seems like they were made to frustrate fish watchers trying to ID them.

I am glad you liked the photo, it was not easy to get, the little guy was very shy and would not hold still for more than a second or so.

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