Thalassoma lucasanum (Labridae)  Wrasses  

DISTRIBUTION: Tropical marine waters from the central Gulf of California to the Galapagos Islands.

HABITAT: Shallow reefs at depths of about 48 m as well as near-bottom substrate.

APPEARANCE: Distinctive yellow and red lateral stripes with the less common larger males displaying a blue head with a broad yellow vertical stripe behind the head. It has a cigar-shaped with a pointed snout, thick lips, a protractile mouth and protruding canine teeth. Max. length: 15 cm. Diet: carnivore.

Galapagos Exhibit