Sunday, 20 December 2015

Green wrasse - Labrus viridis - Linnaeus, 1758 - Πράσινη χειλού - Cyprus

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). It is one of several species called green wrasse.

Underwater photos at Akrotiri by Kostas Aristeidou

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