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Naturally rare, and in high demand

Size
This species reaches a maximum length of more than 2m and up to 190kg in weight.

Life Cycle
Sexual maturation of this species takes up to 5-7 years. Humphead wrasse are protogynous hermaphrodites, so some females become males around the age of 9. The reasons for this are not fully understood. The species is reported to live for over 30 years.

Breeding
They demonstrate a reproductive strategy of spawning aggregation, whereby sexually mature adults from adjacent reefs gather at specific sites to mate.

Diet
Humphead wrasse feed primarily on molluscs, fish, sea urchins, crustaceans, echinoderms, and other invertebrates, using their strong teeth. The species may be one of the few predators of the toxic crown of thorns starfish, boxfish and sea hares.