THE PUDDING WIFE Now: PUDDINGWIFE WRASSE -
SOUTHERN KINGFISH, SOUTHERN
Puddingwife Wrasse is a highly variable species, with dramatic
changes of appearance depending upon maturity and season. The
colours shown here are from Catesby's written description. In
the original source print the yellow on the fins had oxidised to
a deep russet brown and the blue details were all decomposed to
a dark malachite green.
There are five species of "Carolina Whiting",
this image appears to include elements from several of these.