The puddingwife wrasse (Halichoeres radiatus) is found in the southern reefs of the Gulf of Mexico. This fish is green with a pinkish top with many green lines along the face. The puddingwife is small and reaches up to three or four pounds.
Other common names for the fish include doncella and lawyer.
This fish is sometimes caught accidentally by anglers. It is an uncommon catch but very colorful compared to normal sportfish.
Divers and snorkelers relish seeing the colorful Puddingwife when swimming through the southern Gulf of Mexico.
- Rocha, L. & M. Craig. 2010. Halichoeres radiatus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. Downloaded on 01 June 2013.