A Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) weighing about 25 kg was accidentally caught by a group of Vizhinjam fishermen on 5th April 2018. The fish was in a badly wounded condition when caught. The scientists at CMFRI treated the fish back to recovery and have displayed in the marine aquarium of CMFRI centre at Vizhinjam. The fish is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red list and in Appendix II of CITES. The importance of Humphead wrasse is that, it is the largest living member of the family Labridae. The fish is placed as a live exhibit to create awareness among the public on endangered species and the threats imposed by the mankind.
Source: Aquaculture Spectrum