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Moon Wrasse

( Thalassoma lunare )
Fast Facts
  • Is a member of the family Labridae (wrasses)
  • Can grow to 45cm in length
  • Constantly moving
  • Males turn blue during spawning season
  • Protogynous sequential hermaphrodites. Like many of the wrasses, they begin life as female and change to male as they age
  • Frequents coral reef environments
  • Found in Australia’s tropical waters from NSW to WA
  • Occurs solitary or in small groups
  • Popular among aquarists