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Clown Wrasse A very beautiful clown wrasse (Halichoeres maculipinna) caught, photographed and released from Spanish Harbor Key, Florida. Clown Wrasse,Clown wrasse,Fish,Florida,Geotagged,Halichoeres maculipinna,United States Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Clown Wrasse

A very beautiful clown wrasse (Halichoeres maculipinna) caught, photographed and released from Spanish Harbor Key, Florida.

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  1. Equally beautiful as your other posts. Species created manually, this one still counts for the contest. Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thank you very much. And thank you for the manual creation. Posted 7 years ago

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Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 11. Wide black stripe through eye to base of tail, bordered above by prominent gold line. Large black spot on mid-side. Large black spot on mid-side above origin of anal fin (Ref. 26938). Three transverse red bands on top of head; large adult males become primarily rose and green, lose the dark lateral stripe, gain a prominent black spot on mid-side, and have a larger black spot in the spinous portion of the.. more

Similar species: Perch-like Fishes
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By travismorhardt

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Uploaded Nov 11, 2013. Captured Mar 25, 2013 10:16 in 33660-33704 Florida A1A, Big Pine Key, FL 33043, USA.
  • Canon PowerShot A2200
  • f/8.0
  • 1/159s
  • ISO80
  • 5mm