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Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)

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Humphead wrasse
(Cheilinus undulatus)
Photo: Brian Zgliczynski, NOAA


Status
ESA Candidate Species - throughout its range
ESA Species of Concern - Indo-Pacific-Red Sea to the Tuamotus, north to the Ryukyus, east to Wake Islands, south to New Caledonia, throughout Micronesia, also U.S. territories of Guam and American Samoa
CITES Appendix II - throughout its range

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae
Genus: Cheilinus
Species: undulatus

Key Documents
(All documents are in PDF format.)

Title Federal Register Date

90-day finding that the petition action may be warranted; status review initiated

78 FR 13614 02/28/2013
Petition to List as Threatened or Endangered and Designate Critical Habitat n/a 10/31/2012
Species of Concern Fact Sheet: Detailed n/a 05/11/2009
n/a 05/17/2007

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Updated: June 13, 2013

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