Halichoeres trimaculatus

Scientific name Halichoeres trimaculatus
Descriptor Quoy & Gaimard
Year of description 1834
IUCN category LC
Family Labridae
Genus Halichoeres
Halichoeres trimaculatus Halichoeres trimaculatus


Halichoeres trimaculatus is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    27 cm
  • Pattern
  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    27 cm
  • Pattern

How to recognize Halichoeres trimaculatus ?

Halichoeres trimaculatus measures between 20 and 27 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly jaune, bleu, vert and rose body. The also has noir tasks.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Halichoeres trimaculatus is a fish solitary naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

Although Halichoeres trimaculatus is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction
  • Hermaphrodite

Halichoeres trimaculatus is a fish ovipare. always born female. Growing up, individuals will change sex to become male, this is called successive hermaphroditism of the protogynous type.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    2 - 30 m

Biotope presentation

Halichoeres trimaculatus is most often found at a depth between 2m and 30m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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