Fish Facts: Rock Wrasse – Halichoeres semicinctus

The Rock Wrasse (Halichoeres semicinctus) is quite an unusual fish. The reach lenghts of up to 15 inches and can live up to 14 years.

The Rock Wrasse range from the Gulf of California in the south to as far north as Northern California. Rock Wrasse prefer shallow waters with sand bottom.

Rock Wrasse are omnivours who’s diet consist of snails, crabs, algae, and bryozoans.

The unusual thing about this fish is that they are born female and become male later in life. Usually when they reach 12 inches.