Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Labridae > Genus: Labrus > Species: Labrus mixtus

Cuckoo wrasse - Labrus mixtus Linnaeus, 1758

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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IUCN Red List Category
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Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Blågylta Swedish Fishbase
Blåstak Danish Fishbase
Blåstål Norwegian Fishbase
Blåstråle Swedish Fishbase
Bodião-canário Portuguese Fishbase
Cuckoo wrasse English Fishbase
Gallano Spanish Fishbase
Kuckuckslippfisch German Fishbase
Peshk pavode Albanian Fishbase
Rödnäbba Swedish Fishbase
Rødnebb Norwegian Fishbase
Rødnæb Danish Fishbase
Sinihuulikala Finnish Fishbase
Smokva Slovenian Fishbase
Tordo fischietto Italian Fishbase
Vieille coquette French Fishbase
Wargacz teczak Polish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Labrus ossifagus Linnaeus, 1758
Labrus bimaculatus Linnaeus, 1758
Labrus coeruleus Ascanius, 1772
Labrus carneus Ascanius, 1772
Labrus trimaculatus Bonnaterre, 1788
Labrus lineatus Bonnaterre, 1788
Labrus variegatus Gmelin, 1789
Labrus coquus Gmelin, 1789
Labrus vetula Bloch, 1792
Labrus luvarus Rafinesque, 1810
Labrus quadrimaculatus Risso, 1827
Labrus larvatus Lowe, 1852

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External data

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