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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Perciformes
Family  Labridae
Scientific name  Labrus
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Chordata
Suborder  Labroidei
Subfamily  Labrinae
Higher classification  Labrinae
Labrus Labrus Wikipedia
Lower classifications  Ballan wrasse, Cuckoo wrasse

Bl gylta labrus mixtus 2016

Labrus is a genus of wrasses native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean into the Mediterranean and Black seas.


Labrus bergylta


The four currently recognized species in this genus are:

Labrus MarLIN The Marine Life Information Network Ballan wrasse Labrus
  • Labrus bergylta Ascanius, 1767 (Ballan wrasse)
  • Labrus merula Linnaeus, 1758 (brown wrasse)
  • Labrus mixtus Linnaeus, 1758 (cuckoo wrasse)
  • Labrus viridis Linnaeus, 1758 (green wrasse)
  • Fossil record

    Labrus FileLabrus Merula Tuscanyjpg Wikimedia Commons

    Fossils of Labrus are found from the Eocene to the Quaternary (age range: from 55.8 to 0.781 million years ago.). They are known from various localities of France, Italy and United Kingdom.

    Labrus Labrus viridis Wikipedia


    Labrus Wikipedia

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