Humphead Wrasse Fish

Cheilinus undulatus

Status: Endangered

Population: N/A

This huge fish is important to the health of the coral reefs where it lives. These fish can be over 6 feet long and live 30 years. Habitat loss and illegal fishing threatens the existence of the humphead wrasse, which is considered a delicacy in Southeast Asia, one of the most expensive live reef fishes in the world. Pictured is a humphead wrasse in an aquarium in Japan.

Photo: Mokkie/Wikipedia

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