Redbreasted wrasse (species: Cheilinus fasciatus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Cheilinus fasciatus
Redbreasted wrasse

©Lyle Vail: Cheilinus fasciatus at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island.

©Paul Asman: Cheilinus fasciatus at Clam Garden, Lizard Island.

©Mark Shepherd: Cheilinus fasciatus about 35 cm long at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Cheilinus
Species Cheilinus fasciatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 40 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Fulton, C.J. (2000). The relationship between swimming ability and habitat use in wrasses (Labridae), Honours thesis, James Cook University, Townsville. LIRS catalog number 619.
  • Fulton, C.J. (2005). Wave energy and the role of swimming in reef fish ecology, Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 952.
  • Fulton, C.J., D.R. Bellwood and P.C. Wainwright (2001). The relationship between swimming ability and habitat use in wrasses, Marine Biology, 139: 25-33. LIRS catalog number 657.
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