Yellowhead Wrasse

Halichoeres garnoti

The Yellowhead Wrasse has several color phases as it matures. The dark wavy lines radiating from the eye helps distinguish the Yellowhead from the Slippery Dick or the Blackear wrasses. They also don't frequent the shallower depths that the other two do. Look for them darting around the reefs in water deeper than 8 feet.

Yellowhead Wrasse - Halichoeres garnoti
Juvenile
Yellowhead Wrasse - Halichoeres garnoti
Yellowhead Wrasse - Halichoeres garnoti
Yellowhead Wrasse - Halichoeres garnoti
Yellowhead Wrasse - Halichoeres garnoti
Yellowhead Wrasse - Halichoeres garnoti
Yellowhead Wrasse - Halichoeres garnoti
Yellowhead Wrasse - Halichoeres garnoti
Yellowhead Wrasse - Halichoeres garnoti
Terminal phase - only the sexually mature male
Yellowhead Wrasse - Halichoeres garnoti
Yellowhead Wrasse - Halichoeres garnoti

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