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Halichoeres radiatus, Terminal Phase (Puddingwife Wrasse)

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

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Taken on September 11, 2008