Yellowcheek wrasse

The Yellowcheek wrasse lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 18 - 91 m , usually 30 - m environment.

The Yellowcheek Wrasse is violet blue and white with a broad yellow blaze extending from the face through the dorsal fin. These fish are parasite cleaners as juveniles, massing in large numbers with other species on cleaning stations in the Caribbean. More

The Yellowcheek Wrasse has a purple-blue body and a brilliant yellow blaze from the snout through the dorsal. As it matures, the sides become darker and the belly turns white. Wrasses are generally easy to care for. More

Common names

Batata in Portuguese (Português)
Bodião in Portuguese (Português)
Bodião-dourado in Portuguese (Português)
Budião in Portuguese (Português)
doncella in Spanish (español)
Doncella cabeciplateada in Spanish (español)
Gudião in Portuguese (Português)
Loro dienton negro in Spanish (español)
Papagaio in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe papagaio in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-rei in Portuguese (Português)
Seguro-kyusen in Japanese (日本語)
yellowcheek wrasse in English
蓝首海猪鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
藍首海豬魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Labridae
Genus : Halichoeres
Species : Halichoeres cyanocephalus
Authority : Bloch, 1791