TW72281-D. Cortez Rainbow Wrasse (Thalassoma lucasanum), terminal phase male, grows to 6 inches long, usually found above rocky reefs and along slopes from 10 to over 150 feet deep, feeds on plankton and shelled invertebrates. This species is a protogynous hermaphrodite, which means individuals are born female, and later change sex to male. Other fish in the background are intermediate phase females in his harem. Baja, Mexico, Sea of Cortez, Pacific Ocean.<br />
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TW72281-D. Cortez Rainbow Wrasse (Thalassoma lucasanum), terminal phase male, grows to 6 inches long, usually found above rocky reefs and along slopes from 10 to over 150 feet deep, feeds on plankton and shelled invertebrates. This species is a protogynous hermaphrodite, which means individuals are born female, and later change sex to male. Other fish in the background are intermediate phase females in his harem. Baja, Mexico, Sea of Cortez, Pacific Ocean.
Photo Copyright © Brandon Cole. All rights reserved worldwide. www.brandoncole.com

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