Very special thanks for the first two photos of the Dwarf wrasse (Doratonotus megalepis) to Frank Krasovec, USA.
Frank has taken his photos at two locations, Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach, Fordia and the wreck of the Hyde off Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.
Doratonotus megalepis, also called "Sneaky wrasse" is a secret species, may be quite common (but seldom noticed) but its habits and coloration may prevent it from being observed.
The wrasses are variable in colour, brown to reg or bright green, ususlly matching its algae habitat.
Antonichthys wetmorelloides Bauchot & Blanc, 1961
Doradonotus megalepis Günther, 1862
Doratonotus decoratus Evermann & Marsh, 1899
Doratonotus decoris Evermann & Marsh, 1899
Doratonotus thalassinus Jordan & Gilbert, 1884
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labroidei (Suborder) > Labridae (Family) > Doratonotus (Genus) > Doratonotus megalepis (Species)