Tag: Labroides Dimidiatus

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Teira Batfish (Platax Teira) with Blue-Streak Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides Dimidiatus)

Teira Batfish (Platax Teira) are one of the most approachable and photogenic of all local fish species, particularly when they break away from the main group to seek out the services of Blue-Streak Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides Dimidiatus) at a "cleaning station" as was the case in this photo taken at

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Malabar Grouper (Epinephelus Malabaricus)

A large Malabar Grouper (Epinephelus Malabaricus) seeks out the cleaning "services" of a Blue-Streak Cleaner Wr

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Pick-Handle Barracuda (Sphyraena Jello)

For the many species that regularly attend a "cleaning station", such as those provided by the Blue-Streak Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides Dimidiatus), it is customary to inform the cleaners that they are not on the menu (for the time being at least!).

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Blue-Ringed Angelfish (Pomacanthus Annularis) with Blue-Streak Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides Dimidiatus)

A Blue-Streak Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides Dimidiatus) offers its cleaning service to a Blue-Ringed Angelfish (Pomacanthus Annularis) in this photo taken at Sail Rock.

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Teira Batfish (Platax Teira) with Blue-Streak Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides Dimidiatus)

This photograph from Shark Island shows the symbiotic relationship between a sub-adult Teira Batfish (Platax teira)

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Teira Batfish (Platax Teira) with Blue-Streak Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides Dimidiatus)

This photo, from Shark Island, shows a sub-adult Teira Batfish (Platax teira) being attended to by a pair of Blue-Streak Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus).