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Labrus merula Brown Wrasse, Cuckoo wrasse


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lexID:
3863 
AphiaID:
126967 
Scientific:
Labrus merula 
German:
Brauner Junker 
English:
Brown Wrasse, Cuckoo Wrasse 
Category:
Wrasses 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Labrus (Genus) > merula (Species) 
Initial determination:
Linnaeus, 1758 
Occurrence:
Straße von Gibralta, Tunesien, the Black Sea, Algeria, Azores, East-Atlantic Ocean, Egypt, European Coasts, Morocco, Portugal, the Mediterranean Sea 
Sea depth:
1 - 50 Meter 
Size:
15.75" - 17.72" (40cm - 45cm) 
Temperature:
- 78.8 °F (°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimps, Clams, Crustaceans, Flakes, Frozen Food (large sort), Mysis, Sea urchins, Snails, Worms 
Tank:
549.95 gal (~ 2500L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-12-31 14:41:20 

Husbandry

Brown wrasse

Adults are found around rocks and seaweeds. Sometime schooling, more solitary when older.
Feed on sea urchins, ophiuroids, mollusks, crabs and worms.


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Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) >
Perciformes (Perch-likes) >
Labridae (Wrasses)

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