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Green Birdmouth Wrasse Video Stock Footage

Gomphosus caeruleus can reach a length of about 32 centimetres (13 in). This is a dark specie of wrasse which has an extended 'beak-like' snout. The male has a light blue edge running along his pectoral fin and lime green dorsal and anal fins, The females have the lower head and breast pale with a marked dark stripe through eye they also have a yellow anal and caudal fins. Juveniles are pale with a dusky streak from their snout through the eye and onto the body. It can be told apart from the similar birdnose wrasse Gomphosus varius (Birdnose Wrasse) by it distribution and by the formers bright green stripe along the flanks of the males, no yellow in the tail of females or of a green back in the juveniles. There are 8 spines in the dorsal fin which has 13 soft rays while the anal fin 3 spines and 11 rays. Learn more about Green Birdmouth Wrasse

View related species in family group: Wrasse and Parrotfish

Animalia: Chordata: Perciformes: Actinopterygii: Labridae: Gomphosus caeruleus

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