Species group: Wrasses
Other common names: Redbreast Wrasse; Red-breasted Wrasse; Redbreast Maori Wrasse; Banded Maori; Banded Maori-wrasse; Redbreasted Maori Wrasse; Scarlet-breasted Maori Wrasse
Scientific name: Cheilinus fasciatus
The Redbreasted wrasse is a colorful Wrasse which is found in lagoons and reefs in the tropical Indo-Pacific. It is found in groups living amongst coral reefs at depths to 40 meters, and feeds on invertebrates like sea urchins, crustaceans and mollusks.
The Redbreasted Wrasse has a distinctive reddish-orange band on its neck, and black and white vertical stripes on the rest of its body.