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Humphead Napoleon Wrasse

  • SEA LIFE, Ocean Tunnel

The humphead wrasse is an enormous coral reef fish!

  • The giant yet gentle Napoleon wrasse, commonly called the Humphead Wrasse is mainly found on coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region and are the largest amongst all the wrasses in their family
  • They can grow over six feet long and weigh 190 kilos!
  • The Humphead wrasse can live up to 30 years - some sources say even more!
  • They are one of the few fish that can eat toxic animals such as boxfish
Napoleon Wrasse at SEA LIFE

Meet Bonaparte

He's pretty hard to miss in our ocean tank! As he gets older, the bump on his head will get bigger.

  • Did you know? 

    Humphead Wrasse eyes can rotate 360°? Their eyes are constantly swivelling around to observe their surroundings