Last month we did several posts about a big fish called the Napoleon Wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus). One was a story about some encounters with the Napoleon Wrasse, and the other two were photo posts: here, and here.
I came across a video on YouTube that shows a Napoleon Wrasse in the Red Sea. According to the videographer, it was shot just a few miles away from where I photographed the Napoleons.
Notice the 'ball-turret' eyeballs that I described in our encounter post. Two other things of note: at about 55 seconds into the video, note that a Remora (a.k.a. 'shark-sucker') appears and attaches itself to the Napoleon's underbelly where it remains for the rest of the video; and beginning at about 1:53, there is a patch of fire coral visible in the left foreground the the video frame. (Long-time readers will recall that we discussed fire coral about a year ago on The Right Blue, and followed up with a photo of the most typical Red Sea fire coral, the same species seen in the video.)
Here's the video. [Tip: Turn off your sound if you don't like Frank Sinatra!]
If the video does not play or display properly above, click here to view it on YouTube.
Tip of the hat to frostcl for posting this video of the Napoleon Wrasse on YouTube for all of us to enjoy.