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Symphodus tinca (Linnaeus, 1758)

Synonym
  • Labrus tinca Linnaeus, 1758
  • Crenilabrus tinca (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Labrus lapina Forsskål, 1775
  • Labrus caliophthalmus Rafinesque, 1810
  • Labrus polychrous Pallas, 1814
  • Crenilabrus geoffroi Risso, 1827
  • Crenilabrus propinquus Gulia, 1861
Vernacular Name
East Atlantic Peacock Wrasse, Peacock Wrasse
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In the Eastern Atlantic, this species is present from north-western Spain to north-western Morocco. It is present throughout the Mediterranean and Black Seas. This species is common throughout the Mediterranean Sea. This species is found near rocks and rocky reefs, over seagrass beds, and sometimes also in saline coastal lagoons. It lives singly or in small groups, and feeds on sea-urchins, ophiuroids, bivalves, shrimps and crabs. There is a distinct sexual dimorphism, and the species is at least partially a protogynous hermaphrodite. Spawning takes place in spring, when a seaweed nest is built and guarded by the male, with one or more females laying their adhesive eggs in it (Golani et al. 2006).
Book reference
  • Соколов Н.Ю. Каталог колекції круглоротих і риб Державного природознавчого музею НАН України // Наукові записки Державного природознавчого музею. – Львів, 2004. – Т.19. – С. 15-28.
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Taxonomic branch

Biota
Eukaryota
Animalia
Eumetazoa
Chordata
Gnathostomata
Actinopterygii
Perciformes
Labridae