Thalassoma quinquevittatum (Lay & Bennett, 1839)
Fivestripe wrasse

These are moderately common on seaward, lagoon and pinnacle reefs.

The fish below photographed by Stan Jazwinski has a interesting goiter-like swelling on the underside, right below the gills and pectoral fins.

Created 26 May 2014
Updated 13 April 2018

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