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Thalassoma duperrey x Thalassoma lutescens  endemic.gif (1686 bytes)

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

HYBRID SADDLE x SUNSET WRASSE

A rare hybrid produced by the endemic Saddle Wrasse and Indo-Pacific Sunset Wrasse, which is rarely encountered in Hawai‘i.  These offspring do not appear to survive very long or perhaps they keep traveling in search of a mate.  Rare hybrids between other endemic species and/or close cousins from the Pacific are known.