The humphead wrasse has large, plump lips that make this fish the perfect creature to control the growth of toxic and spiny reef creatures. The lips seem to absorb the spines of its prey so that the fish can chew its victim without hurting itself.
CLASS: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
ORDER: Perciformes (perch-like fishes)
FAMILY: Labridae (wrasses)
GENUS/SPECIES: Cheilinus undulatus
Size: Up to 7.5 ft (2.3 m)
Diet: Fish, mollusks, and sea urchins
Habitat: Tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Red Sea