Humphead / Napoleon Wrasse

Napoleon Wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) Napoleon Wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)
Humphead Wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)

Credit: Johan Folmeus

Napoleon Wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)

Credit: Johan Folmeus

Humphead / Napoleon Wrasse Cheilinus undulatus
Description

The largest of the Wrasse fishes, the Napolean Wrasse is also known as the Humphead Wrasse among aother common names (Cheilinus undulatus). It is often seen swimming alone in tropical waters and can approach divers in the hope of some free snacks.

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes (Perch-like fishes)
Family: Labridae (Labridae)
Genus: Cheilinus (Cheilinus)
Species: Cheilinus undulatus
Size
Average Size: 1.8 metres

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