I give up.. any ideas? 2/8/12 St. John USVI.
It's a Puddingwife wrasse. Note the white bars along the back. Looks like he's suffered a bite - all healed up now though.
I thought the head was too rounded, but I think you are right. There were lots of Puddingwife's at different stages during the time I was diving..
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