Labrus viridis

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Labrus viridis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Labroidei
Family: Labridae
Subfamily: Labrinae
Genus: Labrus
Species: L. viridis
Binomial name
Labrus viridis
Linnaeus, 1758
  • Labrus luscus Linnaeus, 1758
  • Labrus turdus Linnaeus, 1758
  • Labrus prasostictes Pallas, 1814
  • Labrus viridis prasostictes Pallas, 1814

Labrus viridis, the green wrasse, is a species of wrasse native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean from Portugal to Morocco, as well as through the Mediterranean Sea to the Black Sea. This species is found around rocky reefs amongst the rocks or in eelgrass beds. It can reach 47 cm (19 in) in standard length, though most do not exceed 37.5 cm (14.8 in).[2] It is one of several species called green wrasse.


  1. ^ Pollard, D. & Choat, J.H. 2010. Labrus viridis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. < Archived 2014-06-27 at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 10 November 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Labrus viridis" in FishBase. August 2013 version.