Hypoplectrus indigo

Common Name

Indigo Hamlet

Year Described

Poey, 1851


Dorsal Fin: X
Anal Fin: III, 7
Pectoral Fin:
Pelvic Fin: I, 5
Lateral Line: 48-53
Gill Rakers:


Base color of body whitish to pale blue, becoming bright blue on the head. There are four or five broad indigo blue bands on the body: one immediately behind the opercle, another very wide mid-body band, two thinner bars behind that, and another small one on the caudal peduncle. A blue triangular eye band is usually prominent, with bright white borders on either side. The fins are pale blue, becoming dark blue on the anterior dorsal fin.