Learn the scientific name, discover the habitat, diet and special characteristics of the Humphead Wrasse with the Georgia Aquarium. As an adult and a juvenile they can be found in different parts of the reef. Humphead Wrasse: Habitat and Distribution. The wrasse is invaluable not when it's on people's dinner plates — but when it's simply left alone in the clear ocean waters it inhabits. Larger adults wrasses prefer to occupy limited home ranges in more open habitat on the edges of reefs. Some of them live to be over 30 years old. LIFE CYCLE: Humphead wrasse are long-lived for fish, known to survive for at least 30 years. Humphead wrasse or colloquially, derpfish. They roam through coral reefs in search of hard shelled prey such as mollusks, starfish, or crustaceans.
Habitat and distribution. the humphead wrasse is commonly found in and by the coral reefs. The humphead's daily routine always keeps them close to the coral reef they depend on for food. The Humphead wrasse assessment model can be downloaded here (Ms Excel required) A method for mapping the suitable habitat for adult humphead wrasse using available satellite images was developed to refine existing estimates of habitat area for the species, one of the key parameters of the stock assessment approach. Juveniles are usually found among thickets of living staghorn corals. The humphead wrasse has a designation as one of the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service’s Species of Concern. Fishery: Small Trading; Aquaculture: Trade; Game: Fishing; Aquarium: Trade. The humphead wrasse is classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is currently listed as a U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service Species of Concern.

Moving into the shallow, sandy lagoons at night, they search out caves and wrecks to sleep in. 2003, Figure 1). Wrasses are very popular among aquarists because of their colorful bodies. The humphead wrasse is the largest living member of the family Labridae, with males reaching 6 ft (2 m) in length, while females rarely exceed about 3 ft (1 m). It’s becoming increasingly unusual to see this fish in its natural habitat. Its outlook is also grim because it is seen in some nations as a delicacy. General aspects of the common spiny lobster. It also includes two black lines arranged diagonally under the eyes. Habitat. They include moderate-late maturation, long lifespan (up to 30 years), and predictable home range and resting sites. Habitat. Distribution, habitat and movement Humphead Maori Wrasse is found throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific, from the Red Sea and the coast of east Africa, to the central Pacific; south from Japan to New Caledonia and the Tuamoto Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands (Sadovy et al. Where to find them? At daybreak the adults venture into seaward barrier or fringing reefs up to a depth of 30m. Some species, such as humphead wrasse, are listed as endangered due to over-fishing and destruction of coral reefs (their habitat). While these fish can be found from the Red Sea to the western Pacific, they are most common in the Red Sea and Australian waters. Humphead wrasse or colloquially, derpfish. Salt water. Off the east coast of Africa, in the island nation of Seychelles, a unique marine sanctuary bustling with life can be found. This is another reason for us to prevent the Humphead Wrasse from becoming extinct. Description.