Cheilinus trilobatusis commonly referred to as Tripletail Wrasse, Maori Wrasse, Triple-tail Maori, Triple-tail Maori Wrasse, Tripletail Maori Wrasse, Triple-tail Wrasse. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 2000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Adults inhabit lagoon and seaward reefs at depths of 1 to over 30 m, and relatively common along shallow reef margins with good coral cover Usually solitary.
Feed mainly on shelled invertebrates such as mollusks and crustaceans, but he occasionally take fishes.
Juveniles secretive on algae reefs and usually around stinging hydrozoans.