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The tripletail wrasse, Cheilinus trilobatus, is a member of the genus Cheilinus.
It has a moderately deep body with a tri-lobed tail. Its body is green to brown with molted purple and red markings.there are 4 vertical dark stripes on its body. Its head has red spots and red lines radiating from its eye.
It lives in lagoons and seaward reefs at depths of 1–30 metres (3 ft 3 in–98 ft 5 in).
It eats shelled benthic invertebrates such as mollusks and crustaceans, but sometimes fish.
- Photos of Cheilinus trilobatus on Sealife Collection
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