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Symphodus mediterraneus Axillary wrasse


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lexID:
4526 
AphiaID:
273569 
Scientific:
Symphodus mediterraneus 
German:
Mittelmeer-Lippfisch 
English:
Axillary Wrasse 
Category:
Wrasses 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Symphodus (Genus) > mediterraneus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
West Sahara, Tunesien, Straße von Gibralta, the Black Sea, Algeria, Azores, East-Atlantic Ocean, Egypt, European Coasts, Israel, Madeira, Marmara Sea ( Sea of Marmara), Morocco, North Atlantic Ocean, Portugal, Spain, the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean Sea 
Sea depth:
1 - 70 Meter 
Size:
4.72" - 7.09" (12cm - 18cm) 
Temperature:
64.4 °F - 78.8 °F (18°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Bryozoans (sea mats), Clams, Sea urchins, Sponges, Worms 
Tank:
219.98 gal (~ 1000L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-01-01 14:58:18 

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(Linnaeus, 1758)

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to northern Morocco, including Azores and Madeira and also throughout the Mediterranean.

Biology

Adults are found mainly in eel-grass beds. Often in pairs. Males nest-makers. Feed mainly on mollusks, gastropods, bivalves, tubicolous worms, chitons, sea urchins and bryozoans.
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.

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