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The Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus) is a very common fish species that has a broad distribution and can be found throughout the warm tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region. It is known to occur from the Red Sea and east Africa to the Marquesa’s Islands, north to Japan and south to the waters of northern Australia (including Lord Howe Island). This species is commonly associated with coral reefs where small groups can be found in particular locations forming ‘Cleaning Stations’. The Cleaner Wrasse operates by feeding on crustacean parasites and mucus of other fishes and other fish species that visit the Cleaner Wrasse for a cleaning. These cleaning station are generally occupied by a pair of adults or a group of juveniles of females. Each group will have a dominant male and if this male disappears the largest female will change to become a male. This species is very territorial and will stay in the same location for a long period of time. It is known to occur from depth of 1 to 40 metres. The Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus) grows to approximately 10cm in length.