Puddingwife GALLERYHalichoeres radiatus
The largest wrasse in the Caribbean, growing to a maximum of a foot and a half long. While the juveniles can be found in rather shallow water the large adults migrate to deeper waters of ten to fifty feet. Like most wrasse, who are constantly in motion, they are extremely difficult to get close to. As you can see, the juveniles look very different than the adults. The terminal phase (adult males) are solid blue/green without the 5 white body bars.