The Asian Sheepshead Wrasse is a large fish that can be found in both of the Endless Ocean games. It is easily identifiable because of its unique face shape.
"This fish has a distinctive face formed by a large lump on its head and a large, thick chin, both of which are smaller in females. Young fish are orange and look nothing like adults.
This fish is fiercely territorial, which leads to violent confrontations between males."
In Endless Ocean, only one of these fish does hallway patrol, staying close to the northwesternmost entrance to the internal Ruins. It likes being fed and stroked.
In Endless Ocean: Blue World, they swim around slowly and, despite their rather intimidating appearance, they pose no threat to the player. They like being fed and stroked, very similarly to the behavior they exhibit in the first game.
- In its native range, this fish is valued as a food source, but it's not often exported to other markets. Its native range includes the Korean peninsula, China, and Japan.
- There is not enough data concerning this species to know whether or not it is endangered, or at risk of becoming endangered. However, because it is not a worldwide food source, it seems likely that overfishing wouldn't be much of a problem. However, rising ocean temperatures may pose a threat to it in the coming years.