Very rare on shallow Hawaiian reefs but fairly common
in other parts of its range. Females are greenish, males
multicolored, and both sexes have a pink head with radiating lines.
This close relative of the endemic Hawaiian Saddle
Wrasse occasionally interbreeds with and produces hybrid
offspring. Attains 9 inches. Occurs from Sri Lanka east to
Hawai‘i and Southern Japan, and throughout the Tropical and