|Copyright: Giorgos Marosis (Tartaris)
|Date Taken: 2018-09-07|
|Exposure: f/2.8, 1/800 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2018-10-03 8:08|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The ornate wrasse female.|
This species inhabits areas of rocks and eelgrass in coastal waters at depths from 1 to 150 m, though rarely below 50 m (160 ft). It can reach 25 cm (9.8 in) in length, though most do not exceed 20 cm (7.9 in). This species is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries, is also popular as a game fish, and can be found in the aquarium trade.
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