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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) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2012-08-09 19:57:14
Last edit: 2019-01-01 14:58:18
Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to northern Morocco, including Azores and Madeira and also throughout the Mediterranean.
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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