Tripletail Wrasse, Triple Tail Maori Wrasse
Bayan, Bechok, Batu, Nuri, Teterap, Lingkar Karang, Beberat, Bayan-Bayan
The Tripletail Wrasse (Cheilinus Trilobatus) is a hard-hitting, powerful fast fighter that never gives up.
Grows up to 45 cm. Can be caught bait-fishing at the bottom with live Scrimp, Crab.
Found fron the East Coast of Africa, Northeast to the Red Sea, Western Pacific & The South China Sea.
Biology & fishery
Inhabits coral and algae vicinities in shallow to deep waters. Juveniles are found alone or in small groups while adults usually aggregate in large group. Feeds on mollucs, crustaceans ans sea urchins, but occasionally take fishes. Difficult to approach. Juveniles secretive on algae reefs and usually around stinging hydrozoans.
Very high-priced. Sold fresh & is popular in Sabah, East Malaysia.