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Humphead Maori Wrasse - up close and personal

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 14 Sep 2010

This movie shows the species very nicely.  The fish swims so close to the camera it gives us a great view of its fleshy lips, colour pattern on the head and the forehead hump (click on the link to 'Hyperostosis - Swollen Bones' to find out more about this phenomenon).

Humphead Maori Wrasse

John A. Long ARPS © John A. Long ARPS

The Humphead Maori Wrasse (sometimes called the Napoleon Wrasse) is the largest species in the family Labridae, growing to 2.3 m in length and 190 kg.

Tags fishes, ichthyology, Humphead Maori Wrasse, Cheilinus undulatus, Labridae,