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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Eupercaria/misc
Family: Labridae Wrasses

Genus: Labrus

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4 species
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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 65.9 cm TL
Labrus bergylta Ascanius, 1767

Photo by Photo by Østergaard, T.
 
Labrus bergylta
[Ballan wrasse]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Labrus merula Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Pontes, M.
 
Labrus merula
[Brown wrasse]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Labrus mixtus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Moreau, J.
 
Labrus mixtus
[Cuckoo wrasse]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 47 cm SL
Labrus viridis Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Labrus viridis
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Labrus bergylta Ballan wrasse Eastern Atlantic 65.9 TL 1767
Labrus merula Brown wrasse Eastern Atlantic 45 SL 1758
Labrus mixtus Cuckoo wrasse Eastern Atlantic 40 SL 1758
Labrus viridis Eastern Atlantic 47 SL 1758



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