Humphead wrasse

The humphead wrasse is the largest living member of the family Labridae, with males reaching 6 feet in length, while females rarely exceed about 3 feet .

The Humphead wrasse lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 1 - 100 m environment.

The Humphead wrasse is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The humphead wrasse is long lived, but has a very slow breeding rate. Its numbers have declined due to a number of threats. More

Giant Humphead Wrasse, Napoleon Wrasse, Giant Maori Wrasse; German Napoleon; French Napoléon, Labre Géant TRADITIONAL NAMES: Maratea (RR AT MK MT AK PL), Malatea / Lahi Malatea < Malatea (TS), Maratea / Rahi Maratea < Maratea (TW), Taputapulahi / Malatea (MH), More

Breeding male humphead wrasse in the Melbourne Aquarium. Conservation status Endangered (IUCN 3. More

in) long, although the largest, the Humphead wrasse, can measure up to 2.5 metres (8.2 ft). They are efficient carnivores, feeding on a wide range of small invertebrates. Many smaller wrasses follow the feeding trails of larger fish, picking up invertebrates disturbed by their passing. More

The humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) is a wrasse that is mainly found in coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region. It is also known as the Maori wrasse, Napoleon wrasse, Napoleonfish; or "So Mei" 蘇眉 (Cantonese) and "Mameng" (Filipino). More

The Humphead Wrasse is one of the most spectacular reef fish in the world. It can reach a ripe old age of 30 years and a length of over 2 metres. More

Although the humphead wrasse has a widespread distribution, it has never been common in its range and recent reports have revealed a worrying decline in numbers. More

humphead wrasse is an unforgettable fish. This enormous, colorful coral-reef dweller is slow to reproduce, making it vulnerable to overfishing. Once eaten only by royalty, humphead wrasse are today highly sought after in the luxury food industry of east Asia. More

Humphead wrasse spend most of their time feeding during the day. Adults are usually solitary, spending the day roaming the reef and returning to particular caves or ledges to rest at night. More

The humphead wrasse is a tropical marine fish found on coral reefs in the Indian Ocean and western Pacific. More

The Humphead wrasse changes markedly in both body form and colouration throughout its lifetime. It occurs widely in the Indo-Pacific, in coastal waters from inshore down to about 100 m. More

* Humphead wrasse: coral reef fish gains trade protection at CITES * IUCN Humphead wrasse Awareness Campaign * WWF Hong Kong Napoleon Wrasse Public Awareness Programme Background - This information has been reviewed by Dr. More

Juvenile humphead wrasse (far left and far right), amongst other live tropical coral reef fish kept in water tanks before being sold to customers. Fish market, Hong Kong. China. More

Humphead Wrasse is an expensive fish, with good flavour and texture. It can sell for up to More

HUMPHEAD WRASSE POPULATIONS IN SABAH Humphead wrasse with large viable populations are currently only found around the coast of Sabah, Malaysia at Pulau Sipadan and Pulau Layang Layang. More

Common Name: Humphead wrasse, Napoleon wrasse, Napoleon fish; Napoléon (Fr); Napoléon (Sp) Scientific Name: Cheilinus undulatus Location: Indo-Pacific Background The humphead wrasse is one of the largest coral reef fishes and occurs patchily More

Common names

Angke in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Balaki in Ilokano
Bankilan in Tagalog
Banog in Other
Batu in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Bayan in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Bayan-bayan in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Bebarat in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Bechak in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Bechok in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Blue-tooth groper in English
Bodião napoleão in Portuguese (Português)
Bungat in Tagalog
Buntogon in Cebuano
Ca mo soc gon song in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Chavarichoran in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Danlugan in Other
Double-headed maori wrasse in English
Double-headed parrot-fish in English
Draudrau in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Gamategawaliya in Misima-Paneati
Giant humphead wrasse in English
Giant maori wrasse in English
Giant wrasse in English
Hipus in Bikol
Humhead wrasse in English
Hump-headed wrasse in English
Humphead in English
Humphead maori wrasse in English
Humphead wrasse in English
Ikan becok in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Ikan nepoleon in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Ipus-ipus in Davawenyo
Ipus-ipus in Ilokano
Isdang bato in Tagalog
Jalow in Somali (Soomaaliga)
Jééwè in Numee
Kakatoi vareur in French (français)
Kakatua in Makassarese
Kakatua in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Kerrapu napoleon in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Labayan in Cebuano
Labayan in Other
Labayan in Tagalog
Labayan in Waray-waray
Lalafi in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Lampalampa in Other
Langkani in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Langkani in Tagalog
Lingkar karang in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Lubay-lubay in Other
Lubayan in Waray-waray
Lupaen in Tagbanwa Calamian
Maa hulhumbu landaa in Maldivian
Máám in Austronesian (Other)
Máám in Carolinian
Malakea in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Mam in English
Mam in Tobian
Mamel in Palauan
Mameng in Chavacano
Mameng in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Mameng in Tagalog
Mamiliporos in Austronesian (Other)
Mamiliporos in Carolinian
Mamin in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Mamin in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Maming in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Maming in Tagalog
Maml in Palauan
Mammi in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Mammi in Tagalog
Mamming in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Mamming in Tagalog
Maori wrasse in English
Maori wrasse in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Mara in Nepali (नेपाली)
Mara in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Maraia in Tuamotuan
Maringyan in Bikol
Megane-mochino-uo in Japanese (日本語)
Mem in Austronesian (Other)
Mem in Carolinian
Molmol in Other
Mul-mul in Davawenyo
Nami in Jawe
Napoleon in French (français)
Napoleon in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Napoleón in Spanish (español)
Napoleon maori-wrasse in English
Napoleon wrasse in English
Napoleon-Lippfisch in German (Deutsch)
Napoleonfish in English
Napoleonfisk in Swedish (Svenska)
Napoleonsfisk in Danish (dansk)
Napoleonvis in Dutch (Nederlands)
Ngimer in Palauan
Nippwáyik in Austronesian (Other)
Nippwáyik in Carolinian
Nuri in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Nuri nuri in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Papae in Rapanui
Papae in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Parahirahi in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Pilo-pilo in Other
Pirat-pirat in Other
Pla napoleon tua-poo in Thai (ไทย)
Pla nok-khun-thong-hao-nok in Thai (ไทย)
Pono-ngombe in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Ponomchriwi in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Ramkop-lipvis in Afrikaans
Riesenlippfisch in German (Deutsch)
Su mei in Mandarin Chinese
Tagafa in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Talia in Gela
Tamago in Visayan
Tamure in Rapanui
Tamure in Tuamotuan
Tangafa in Tongan
tapiro in English
tapiro in Tuamotuan
Tarungan in Agutaynen
Tatika in Tuamotuan
Tausay in Other
Te karon in Gilbertese
Te karon in Kiribati
Te tangafu in Tuvaluan
Tetarap in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Thânyima in Fwâi
Thokka in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Truck wrasse in English
Tul-ungan in Mapun
tupiro in Other
Tupiro iva in Other
Undulate wrasse in English
Varivoce in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Verde verde in Ilokano
Wargacz garbogłowy in Polish (polski)
سمكة نابليون in Arabic (‫العربية)
ചവരി ച്ചോരന് in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
ചാവരിചൊരന് in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
തൊക്ക in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
തോക്ക in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
曲紋唇魚 in Mandarin Chinese
曲纹唇鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
波紋唇魚 in Mandarin Chinese
波纹唇鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Labridae
Genus : Cheilinus
Species : Cheilinus undulatus
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