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Tripletail wrasse (Cheilinus trilobatus)

Tripletail wrasse (Cheilinus trilobatus) by Keri Wilk

Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia
by Keri Wilk, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

“This Indo-Pacific solitary fish is usually found along coral reefs in waters less than
100 feet deep, where it feeds primarily on shelled invertebrates such as mollusks and
crustaceans. Wrasse are rarely stationary and difficult to approach, presenting a challenge for photographers in search of a striking portrait."

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