Humphead Maori Wrasse (species: Cheilinus undulatus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Cheilinus undulatus
Humphead Maori Wrasse

©Andy Lewis: Humphead Maori Wrasse at Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Cheilinus undulatus on the outer slope of Yonge Reef near Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Humphead Maori Wrasse at Cod Hole
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Cheilinus
Species Cheilinus undulatus
Status endangered



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 229 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Choat, J.H., C.R. Davies, J.L. Ackerman and B.D. Mapstone (2006). Age structure and growth in a large teleost, Cheilinus undulatus, with a review of size distribution in labrid fishes, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 318: 237-246. LIRS catalog number 962.
  • Fulton, C.J. (2000). The relationship between swimming ability and habitat use in wrasses (Labridae), Honours thesis, James Cook University, Townsville. LIRS catalog number 619.
  • Fulton, C.J., D.R. Bellwood and P.C. Wainwright (2001). The relationship between swimming ability and habitat use in wrasses, Marine Biology, 139: 25-33. LIRS catalog number 657.
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