Six-bar wrasse Thalassoma hardwicke
- Conservation status: Least Concern
- A rare find in South African waters
- Juveniles hide in seagrass beds
Six-bar wrasse are rare in South African waters.
They are found in intertidal pools, tropical lagoons and offshore reefs throughout the Indo-Pacific.
Juveniles tend to hide in small groups amongst seagrass and algae, while adults are solitary but group together before mating.