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Labrus mixtus (red wrasse; Cuckoo wrasse)

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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

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;

External References



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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