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Banded Wrasse

Banded Wrasse
Image by Samara Nicholas, published on 20/06/2012

A Sandagers wrasse (Coris sandageri) seen at the Poor Knights Islands by Experiencing Marine Reserves students. These friendly fish are very inquisitive and often accompany divers and snorkelers, hoping to scavenge some stirred up food. This colourful wrasse is a male, wherea females are more plain. Interestingly, If there aren't enough males in the school then one of the lead females will transform into a male, which takes about two weeks.

Tags: Bioregions/habitats | Eastern North Island | Experiencing Marine Reserves | Snorkeling | Magical Marine Reserves & Marine Parks | Poor Knights Islands | NZ Biodiversity | Marine habitats | Deep Reefs | Shallow mixed weed | Shallow Rocky Reefs | NZ Inshore Fish | FishID | Miscellaneous Marine Photos | Sandagers Wrasse

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