Environmental Biology of Fishes

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 235–238 | Cite as

Food habits of the giant humphead wrasse,Cheilinus undulatus (Labridae)

  • John E. Randall
  • Stephen M. Head
  • Adrian P. L. Sanders


The giant humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus), an inhabitant of coral reefs, is widely distributed in the tropical Indo-Pacific region. Stomach and intestinal contents of 72 specimens from the Pacific and the Red Sea revealed that this fish feeds primarily on mollusks, fishes, echinoids, and crustaceans.


Coral reef fishes Indo-Pacific Stomach contents Oceania Red Sea 


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© Dr. W. Junk bv Publishers 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • John E. Randall
    • 1
  • Stephen M. Head
    • 2
  • Adrian P. L. Sanders
    • 3
  1. 1.Bernice P. Bishop MuseumHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyOxfordEngland
  3. 3.Fisheries DepartmentPort SudanDem. Rep. of Sudan

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