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.



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
ID Code:2037
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:05 Aug 2010 17:53
Last Modified:25 May 2012 14:38

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