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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Eupercaria/misc
Family: Labridae Wrasses
Subfamily: Cheilininae
Genus: Cheilinus

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21.8 cm SL
Cheilinus abudjubbe Rüppell, 1835

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilinus abudjubbe
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Cheilinus chlorourus (Bloch, 1791)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilinus chlorourus
[Floral wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Cheilinus fasciatus (Bloch, 1791)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilinus fasciatus
[Redbreasted wrasse]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Cheilinus lunulatus (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilinus lunulatus
[Broomtail wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Cheilinus oxycephalus Bleeker, 1853

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Cheilinus oxycephalus
[Snooty wrasse]
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Cheilinus quinquecinctus
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Cheilinus trilobatus Lacepède, 1801

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Cheilinus trilobatus
[Tripletail wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 229 cm SL
Cheilinus undulatus Rüppell, 1835

Photo by Photo by Honeycutt, K.
 
Cheilinus undulatus
[Humphead wrasse]



8 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cheilinus abudjubbe Western Indian Ocean 21.8 SL 1835
Cheilinus chlorourus Floral wrasse Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1791
Cheilinus fasciatus Redbreasted wrasse Indo-Pacific 40 SL 1791
Cheilinus lunulatus Broomtail wrasse Western Indian Ocean 50 TL 1775
Cheilinus oxycephalus Snooty wrasse Indo-Pacific 17 TL 1853
Cheilinus quinquecinctus Western Indian Ocean 1835
Cheilinus trilobatus Tripletail wrasse Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1801
Cheilinus undulatus Humphead wrasse Indo-Pacific 229 SL 1835



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