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Cheilinus lunulatus (Labridae) - Catching Sea Urchins (Free Water Shots)   [Title Translation]

Cheilinus lunulatus (Labridae) - Erbeuten von Seeigeln (Freiwasseraufnahmen)   [Other Title]
Year of origin: 1973
Genre: Documentary Film
Locations of shooting: n/a

Production company: Hans W. Fricke (Seewiesen)
First released by: IWF (Göttingen)
Distributor: IWF (Göttingen)
Author: Hans W. Fricke

Keywords: Beuteerwerb, Cheilinus lunulatus, Lippfisch, Nahrungsaufnahme, Pisces, Pisces, Seeigel, broomtail wrasse, ingestion, Pisces, Pisces, prey capture, Sea Urchin, wrasse
The large wrasse Cheilinus lunulatus inhabits shallow coral reefs of the Red Sea. It preys upon sea urchins. During prey capture the fish aims between gaps of spines toward the sea urchin's body which then will be totally devoured. This behaviour differs from other sea urchin-predatory-behaviour of other wrasses, which crush the prey on hard bottom by jerking head movements in order to cut the prey in little pieces. This smaller pieces are devoured.

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Duration: 2 1/2 min

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