Broomtail wrasse

The Broomtail wrasse lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 2 - 30 m environment.

Sorry, no broomtail wrasse found in or nearby Absecon, NJ Tips: * Check your spelling or try different words that mean the same thing. More

Description:Unfortunately the beautiful Red Sea Broomtail Wrasse is infrequently collected, and always in small quantities. Dark green /blue with yellow pectoral fins and orangish spots on the face- quite spectacular. More

The broomtail wrasse might not be as large as the Napoleon wrasse, but it's still a large fish, and quite interesting, too. They mostly eat mollusks, which maybe explains why they're a bit slow moving, and also perhaps why their eyes are so small. More

The Broomtail Wrasse is rarely available and they sell in an instant. Be sure to act fast when available! This infrequently available Red Sea endemic is typically collected quite large, usually in the 6"-12" range. More

The Broomtail Wrasse is characterized by its greenwish color, between the Head and the superior side of the body up to the tail, but mostly by its tail that is very similar to a broom. More

This broomtail wrasse was more than 30 cm long. A feature of this family of fishes is specially curious: they are born as females, but can change sex to male if needed. Wrasses are active predators, they hunt smaller fishes and shellfish. More

Can a Broomtail Wrasse coexist in the same 225 gallon tank as a Harlequin Tuskfish? I was told yes and then no by other people outside of your website. More

Common names

Broomtail wrasse in English
Ipos-ipos in Surigaonon
Kostehalet gylte in Danish (dansk)
Vieille balayette in French (français)
Vieja escobera in Spanish (español)
Vielle balayette in French (français)
Zomorrod-mahi-e-domjaroobi in Farsi
Zomorrod-mahi-e-domjaroobi in Persian (‫فارسی)
雀尾唇魚 in Mandarin Chinese
雀尾唇鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Labridae
Genus : Cheilinus
Species : Cheilinus lunulatus
Authority : Forssk