Blackear Wrasse GALLERYHalichoeres poeyi
The Black Ear Wrasse can be confused with the Slipper Disk Wrasse. They both have a dark spot behind their eyes, same shaped body. The SD Wrasse is never yellow and the dark spot behind the eye is closer to the pectoral fin. The BE Wrasse's dark spot is directly behind the eye (if it has one) and a neon green stripe just behind the dot. The BE Wrasse also has a little dark spot on his spine behind the Dorsal fin. The Blackear Wrasse is more commonly found near turtle grass areas, (where their greenish yellow coloring helps them hide in the grass) and the nearby rubble strewn areas. They are appreciably wary.