Threespot Wrasse (species: Halichoeres trimaculatus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Halichoeres trimaculatus
Threespot Wrasse

©Andy Lewis: Male Threespot Wrasse at Lizard Island

©Andy Lewis: Female Threespot Wrasse, Lizard Island.

©Lyle Vail: Possibly a juvenile Halichoeres trimaculatus (spot on upper tail base is yellow rather than dark), reef flat, Coconut Beach, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Halichoeres
Species Halichoeres trimaculatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 27 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Caley, M.J. (1991). Mechanisms of coexistence in communities of coral-reef fishes, Ph.D. thesis, University of Sydney. LIRS catalog number 307.
  • Caley, M.J. (1995). Community dynamics of tropical reef fishes: local patterns between latitudes, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 129: 7-18. LIRS catalog number 447.
  • Caley, M.J. and J. St John (1996). Refuge availability structures assemblages of tropical reef fishes, Journal of Animal Ecology, 65: 414-428. LIRS catalog number 458.
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