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Labrus

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Labroidei
Familia: Labridae
Genus: Labrus
Species: L. bergylta - L. merula - L. mixtus - L. viridis

Name

Labrus Linnaeus, 1758:282

Type species: Labrus mixtus Linnaeus, 1758. Type by designation of ICZN in opinion 1954.

References

* Linnaeus, C. 1758: Systema Naturae, (Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata.) Holmiae. 1: i-ii + 1-824.
* Parenti, P. & J.E. Randall 2000: An annotated checklist of the species of the Labroid fish families Labridae and Scaridae. Ichthyological Bulletin of the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, 68: 1-97.

Vernacular names
English: Wrasses

Labrus is a genus of wrasses of the Labridae family, currently with four recognised species

* Ballan wrasse, Labrus bergylta Ascanius, 1767
* Brown wrasse, Labrus merula Linnaeus, 1758
* Cuckoo wrasse, Labrus mixtus Linnaeus, 1758
* Green wrasse, Labrus viridis Linnaeus, 1758


References

* Fishbase: Labrus, valid species list (accessed 11-09-09)
* Fishbase: Species formerly classified in Labrus (accessed 11-09-09)

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