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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae Wrasses
Subfamily: Cheilininae
Genus: Oxycheilinus

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Oxycheilinus arenatus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Oxycheilinus arenatus
[Speckled maori wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Oxycheilinus bimaculatus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Bailly, N.
 
Oxycheilinus bimaculatus
[Two-spot wrasse]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Oxycheilinus celebicus (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Oxycheilinus celebicus
[Celebes wrasse]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Oxycheilinus digramma (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Oxycheilinus digramma
[Cheeklined wrasse]
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Max. Length 16.0 cm SL

 
Oxycheilinus lineatus
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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Oxycheilinus mentalis (Rüppell, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Kochzius, M.
 
Oxycheilinus mentalis
[Mental wrasse]
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Max. Length 11.3 cm SL

 
Oxycheilinus nigromarginatus
[Blackmargin maori wrasse]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Oxycheilinus orientalis (Günther, 1862)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Oxycheilinus orientalis
[Oriental maori wrasse]



Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Oxycheilinus unifasciatus (Streets, 1877)

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Oxycheilinus unifasciatus
[Ringtail maori wrasse]



9 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Oxycheilinus arenatus Speckled maori wrasse Indo-Pacific 21 TL 1840
Oxycheilinus bimaculatus Two-spot wrasse Indo-Pacific 15 TL 1840
Oxycheilinus celebicus Celebes wrasse Western Pacific 24 TL 1853
Oxycheilinus digramma Cheeklined wrasse Indo-Pacific 40 SL 1801
Oxycheilinus lineatus Eastern Central Pacific 16.0 SL 2003
Oxycheilinus mentalis Mental wrasse Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1828
Oxycheilinus nigromarginatus Blackmargin maori wrasse Southwest Pacific 11.3 SL 2003
Oxycheilinus orientalis Oriental maori wrasse Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1862
Oxycheilinus unifasciatus Ringtail maori wrasse Eastern Indian Ocean and 46 TL 1877



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