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Ornate wrasse

Scientific name: Thalassoma pavo

We find them on rocky bottoms and posidonia meadows. Females display vertical blue lines on their backs while males have a dark red head with green lines. They both feed on small shellfish and crustaceans and they are fast swimmers due to the frantic movement of their pectoral fins.


As a fish that seeks warm waters, it is becoming more frequently seen due to gradually increasing ocean temperatures.

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