Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Labridae > Genus: Thalassoma > Species: Thalassoma pavo

Ornate wrasse - Thalassoma pavo (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5881

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

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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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bodião-verde Portuguese Fishbase
Bulhudi Maltese Fishbase
Donzella pavonina Italian Fishbase
Fredi Spanish Fishbase
Ghylos Greek Fishbase
Girelle paon French Fishbase
Gün Turkish Fishbase
Lhudi Maltese Fishbase
Ornate wrasse English Fishbase
Pavji knez Slovenian Fishbase
Peshk pallua Albanian Fishbase
Ruzan Maltese Fishbase
Tirda tal-passa Maltese Fishbase
Tork Maltese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Labrus pavo Linnaeus, 1758
Labrus syriacus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Labrus leo Rafinesque, 1810
Labrus hebraicus (non Lacepède, 1801)
Julis squamismarginatus Bowdich, 1825
Julis turcicia Risso, 1827
Julis pavo (Linnaeus, 1758)
Julis unimaculata Lowe, 1841
Julis unimaculata lineolata Lowe, 1841
Julis unimaculata taeniata Lowe, 1841
Julis vulgaris Valenciennes, 1843
Julis turcia torquata Lowe, 1843
Julis turcica lemiscata Lowe, 1843
Chlorichthys pavo (Linnaeus, 1758)
Julis newtoni Osório, 1891
Julis julis (non Linnaeus, 1758)
Thalassoma unimaculatum (Lowe, 1841)
Thalassoma pavo lemiscata (Lowe, 1843)
Thalassoma pavo torquata (Lowe, 1843)
Thalassoma pavo taeniata (Lowe, 1841)
Thalassoma nitida (non Günther, 1862)
Thalassoma ascensionis (non Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)
Thalassoma parvo (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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