Christmas wrasse

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Christmas wrasse
Thalassoma trilobatum by NPS.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae
Genus: Thalassoma
Species: T. trilobatum
Binomial name
Thalassoma trilobatum
(Lacépède, 1801)
  • Labrus trilobatus Lacépède, 1801
  • Labrus fuscus Lacépède, 1801
  • Thalassoma fuscum (Lacépède, 1801)

The Christmas wrasse, Thalassoma trilobatum, is a species of wrasse native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean. It inhabits shallow reefs at depths from the surface to 10 m (33 ft). This species can reach 30 cm (12 in) in total length. It is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries and can be found in the aquarium trade.[2]


  1. ^ Cabanban, A. & Pollard, D. 2010. Thalassoma trilobatum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. < Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 17 November 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Thalassoma trilobatum" in FishBase. October 2013 version.