Cheilinus fasciatus

Redbreast Maori Wrasse | Banded Maori Wrasse | Scarlet-breasted Maori Wrasse | Cheilinus quinquecinctus
Cheilinus fasciatusCheilinus fasciatus, adult, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Cheilinus fasciatusCheilinus fasciatus, juvenile, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Cheilinus fasciatusCheilinus fasciatus, juvenile, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Qld, Photo: Andrew Green
Cheilinus fasciatusCheilinus fasciatus, juvenile, QLD, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Cheilinus fasciatusCheilinus fasciatus, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Cheilinus fasciatusCheilinus fasciatus, Red Sea, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Cheilinus fasciatusCheilinus fasciatus, Red Sea, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Cheilinus fasciatusCheilinus fasciatus, Red Sea, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
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Cheilinus fasciatus
Cheilinus fasciatus
Cheilinus fasciatus
Cheilinus fasciatus
Cheilinus fasciatus
Cheilinus fasciatus
Cheilinus fasciatus
Cheilinus fasciatus

Distribution

Tropical Indo-Pacific


Description

Body and tail with wide black bars separated by thin white bars, large orange/red patch centred on pectoral fin base behind head and extending down the breast and onto pelvic fins on large individuals, thin orange lines radiating from eye. Red Sea populations differ in appearance and previously considered a separate species, Cheilinus quinquecinctus.


Information

Max Size: 40 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 23.1-31.5°C

Depth: 4-60 m

Habitat Generalization Index: 15.88

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.


Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Occurrence: Common (29.8% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Few (2 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.


Edit by: Joe Shields