Note on a rare coral fish Cheilinus undulatus (Riippell, 1835)

Nair, Rekha J (2004) Note on a rare coral fish Cheilinus undulatus (Riippell, 1835). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 46 (2). pp. 234-236.


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The Humphead wrasse Cheilinus undulatus (Riippell, 1835), also known as Napoleon wrasse, is the biggest member of the family Labridae and a giant among reef fishes. Morphometric and meristic measurements are given. C. undulatus is protogynous; its natural history renders it highly vulnerable to fishing pressure. With its increasing demand in the LRFFT, there is urgent need to protect this fish by law.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rare coral fish; Cheilinus undulatus
Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
Aquaculture > Ornamental Fishes
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
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Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2010 12:23
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:15

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