Napoleon Wrasse

Unlike its namesake, the Napoleon Wrasse (Cheilinus undulates) is neither diminutive in size nor a brilliant military strategist. However, it is quite impressive at 6 feet in length, weighing in at 400 pounds and sporting a delicate pattern of bright green, electric blue and purple hues. The Napoleon Wrasse’s only complex may be due to the prominent hump on its head that gets more pronounced with age. Otherwise, this resident of the Indo-Pacific waters is a pretty chill character…an opportunist when it comes to food but a bit of a lazy lover, which unfortunately has landed the Napoleon Wrasse on the International Union for Conservation of Nature endangered list.

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