Thalassoma trilobatum, Male, Hawaii, Photo: Graham Edgar
Thalassoma trilobatum, Female. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Thalassoma trilobatum, Male, NSW, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Snout without markings on male. Females may have spotted face, but lack lines on the snout in 'v' shape, like on T. purpureum (surge wrasse).
Max Size: 30 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.1-29.0°C
Depth: 0-10 m
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (7% 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: Several (5 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland