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Family Labridae

WESTERN PACIFIC

Halichoeres melanurus

Transitional phase, F to M, Waikiki Aquarium

TAILSPOT WRASSE

Common on coral reefs.  Males usually have a dark spot on caudal fin, females with dark spot on caudal peduncle.  Attains 5 inches.  Southern Japan to Micronesia, Australia & Samoa.