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Temporal range: 87–0 Ma

Late Cretaceous to Present[1]
Cheilinus undulatus Huludhoo.JPG
Cheilinus undulatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae
Genus: Cheilinus
Lacépède, 1801
Type species
Cheilinus trilobatus
Lacépède, 1801

Cheilinus is a genus of fish in the family Labridae native to the Indian and Pacific Ocean.[2]


There are currently 8 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Sepkoski, J.J.Jr (2002): A Compendium of Fossil Marine Animal Genera. Archived February 20, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Bulletins of American Paleontology, 363: 1-560.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2016). Species of Cheilinus in FishBase. June 2016 version.
  3. ^ Bogorodsky, S.V., Alpermann, T.J. & Mal, A.O. (2016): Redescription of Cheilinus quinquecinctus Rüppell, 1835 (Pisces: Perciformes: Labridae), a valid endemic Red Sea wrasse. Zootaxa, 4158 (4): 451–472.