Spot-Tail Wrasse

Coris Caudimacula

A spot-tail wrasse (Coris Caudimacula) swims across the inner reef off the coast of Bongoyo Island in Dar es Salaam, sticking close to some urchin spines which it will swim into for protection if it feels threatened. As with most species of wrasse the spot-tail wrasse undergoes a large color transformation from juvenile to adult. This particular fish is transitioning into the adult stage. Spot-tail wrasse are active fish and cruise the reef at considerable speed making them quite difficult to photograph.

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