Photo of Animalia: Little Maori Wrasse (species: Oxycheilinus bimaculatus) (Lizard Island Field Guide)

A small (5 cm long) Oxycheilinus bimaculatus, off North Point, Lizard Island, 20 metres depth. Note small black mid-body spot, yellowish pectoral fin base and blue and red patches at front of dorsal fin. The distinctive tail shape of this species is not visible in this photo.

Thanks to Renato Morais for the identification.

© Anne Hoggett