Genus Cheilinus: Eight valid species according to
ICLARM. Older scientific and pet-fish literature may show Oxycheilinus
species placed in this genus.
I like the Europeans choice in common names, "Splendour
Wrasses", for this genus and Oxycheilinus over other
nationalities "Maori Wrasses" for them, in reference to the colorful
"scribbling" on some species faces. Cheilinus labrids are indeed
"splendid" all the way around in their color, markings, and graceful
movement, but with a few exceptions all are just too BIG for aquarium
use. Feeds on benthic invertebrates.