Halichoeres radiatus, Terminal Phase (Puddingwife Wrasse)

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Description: The standard length of the terminal phase of the puddingwife wrasse is 134 millimeters. This image was taken with a Nikon D1X 5.47-megapixel camera with a 105-millimeter f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor lens and dual Nikon SB28 flash units.

Creator/Photographer: Belize Larval-Fish Group 2004

The Division of Fishes of the Smithsonian’s National Museum Natural History has sent several teams to Belize in order to photograph larvae in the field. The 2004 team included Julie H. Mounts and Carole C. Baldwin from February 18 through 25, and David G. Smith, Lee A. Weigt, and Claudette Decourley from February 25 through March 11.

Medium: Digital photograph

Geography: Belize

Date: 2004

Repository: National Museum of Natural History, Division of Fishes

Image ID: halichoeres_radiatus_termin

one noisy feedtest, seldom, apalca, and 47 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. thefishiologist 68 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fish species / FishBase, and we'd love to have this added to the group! Please read the tagging guidelines before posting to the group. Thanks!

  2. pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity) 61 months ago | reply

    The Puddingwife Wrasse is on my purse...

  3. pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity) 40 months ago | reply

    Might be hard to tell, but this image was used on a collaged "pocket fish" made in the "Craft Cabin" segment of THATCamp LA (it's the small item on the totebag):

  4. Smithsonian Institution 40 months ago | reply

    That's one crafty cabin! You sure were busy at THATCamp LA. Thanks for sharing!

    -Susannah

  5. Fish_Dr 26 months ago | reply

    Beautiful photo!

  6. Frau_Aust 22 months ago | reply

    Thank you for the wonderful fish. It is the best part of my twitter account @Frau_Aust

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