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Coris formosa. Occasionally seen in the trade with juveniles appearing similar to the juvenile Coris gaimard and C. cuvieri with an attractive orange body and several half-body height white vertical bars edged in black, with its first bar behind the head a full body height. Adult males have a body that is brown or light red with green spots and dark purplish vertical bars, a greyish-red head with narrow green lines, with the base of the caudal fin bright red and the remaining purplish grey with blue spots. Females have a greyish or green body with small black spots and a yellow head with two blue diagonal lines, and the base of its caudal fin is red with the remaining white.