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Tropical marine fish ID?

Over on the DPNow forum we're doing an A-Z challenge and I contributed a U-for-Underwater shot of a small fish I encountered with my Olympus Tough camera while snorkelling a few years back on a beach in Leyte, the Philippines.

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http://dpnow.com/forum2/showthread.p...3570#post83570

I have no idea what the fish is so I was wondering if anyone could ID it for me? The water was quite shallow (3-4 feet) and near the shore.

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Re: Tropical marine fish ID?

By the body shape it could be one of the Wrasse family ( see Moon Wrasse ) but as their are 600 different types, as far as I can go
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Re: Tropical marine fish ID?

After doing some of my own research, 'wrasse' did seem to stick in my mind.

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Re: Tropical marine fish ID?

Try SLIPPERY DICK WRASSE, think it is the male
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Re: Tropical marine fish ID?

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Try SLIPPERY DICK WRASSE, think it is the male
It looks like it but it's not described as living in the seas of the Philippines, more the sub tropical and tropical western Atlantic?

Wondering about a cigar wrasse?

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Re: Tropical marine fish ID?

Try Halichoeres scapularis -Zigzag Wrasse. Looks like it to me.
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That certainly looks like it

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