Hemigymnus fasciatus (Bloch, 1792)
Barred thicklip wrasse

These are moderately common on seaward, lagoon and pinnacle reefs. They feed by taking in a mouthful of sand or debris, chewing it for a bit, then spitting it out in the water column, where they examine the fragments for any food they missed.

Smaller individuals below.

Juvenile.

Created 26 May 2014
Updated 14 March 2015

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