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Smithsonian

Larval Stages

Caption: While the adult forms of these five labriformes species look different from one another as adults, here in their larval stage they are all very similar.

A: Halichoeres bivittatus
B: Halichoeres garnoti
C: Halichoeres maculipinna
D: Halichoeres poeyi
E: Thalassoma bifasciatum

Credit: Photos A−C by Julie Mounts and David Smith; D, E by Lee Weigt and Carole Baldwin.

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