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Labrus mixtus (red wrasse; Cuckoo wrasse)

Synonyms: Labrus carneus; Labrus coeruleus; Labrus coquus; Labrus larvatus; Labrus lineatus; Labrus luvarus; Labrus ossifagus; Labrus quadrimaculatus; Labrus trimaculatus; Labrus variegatus; Labrus varius; Labrus vetula; Sparus formosus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The cuckoo wrasse (Labrus mixtus) is a species of wrasse native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean from Norway to Senegal, including the Azores and Madeira. It is also found in the Mediterranean Sea. They can be found amongst the algae on rocky shores at depths from 2 to 200 m (6.6 to 656.2 ft), though mostly between 40 and 80 m (130 and 260 ft). This species is an important food fish for local populations and is also popular as a game fish. It is also a popular fish for display in public aquaria.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Ascrib, Isay and Dunvegan 6388 Scotland, United Kingdom
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Chesil and the Fleet 4032 England, United Kingdom
Clogwyni Pen Llyn/ Seacliffs of Lleyn 2591 Wales, United Kingdom
Eileanan agus Sgeiran Lios mór 2816 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Fal and Helford 15785 England, United Kingdom    
Firth of Lorn 51830 Scotland, United Kingdom
Glannau Ynys Gybi/ Holy Island Coast 1147 Wales, United Kingdom  
Inverpolly 29349 Scotland, United Kingdom
Isle of May 882 Scotland, United Kingdom
Isle of Portland to Studland Cliffs 3577 England, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Loch Laxford 3018 Scotland, United Kingdom
Loch nam Madadh 5734 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Reefs 5883 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Luce Bay and Sands 120487 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lundy 7573 England, United Kingdom  
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
North Harris 32450 Scotland, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Plymouth Sound and Estuaries 15820 England, United Kingdom
Sanday 27112 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Sound of Arisaig (Loch Ailort to Loch Ceann Traigh) 11260 Scotland, United Kingdom
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
St David`s / Ty Ddewi 2312 Wales, United Kingdom  
St Kilda 62932 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
Sunart 25320 Scotland, United Kingdom
The Lizard 8048 England, United Kingdom    
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Acartia clausi[1]
Oithona similis[1]
Paracalanus parvus[1]
Pseudocalanus elongatus[1]
Temora longicornis[1]


Parasitized by 
Cryptocotyle lingua[2]
Grillotia erinaceus[2]
Helicometra fasciata[2]
Macvicaria alacris[2]
Scolex polymorphus <Unverified Name>[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Acquario di Genova
Artis Zoo
Oresundsakvariet (Oresund Aquarium)
Universeum Science Center
Virginia Aquarium&Marine Science Ctr


Aegean Sea; Albania; Algeria; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Belgium; Black Sea; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Canary Current; Croatia; Denmark; Eastern Atlantic: Norway south to Senegal, Azores and Madeira. Also in the Mediterranean.; Egypt; France; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Gibraltar; Greece; Iberian Coastal; Ireland; Italy; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Madeira Islands; Malta; Mauritania; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Monaco; Morocco; Netherlands; North Sea; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Portugal; Sea of Marmara; Senegal; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Tunisia; Turkey; United Kingdom;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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