Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Labridae > Genus: Symphodus > Species: Symphodus mediterraneus

Axillary wrasse - Symphodus mediterraneus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5864

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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
Axillary wrasse English Fishbase
Bodião-do-Mediterrâneo Portuguese Fishbase
Boxbox Maltese Fishbase
Buxih Maltese Fishbase
Crénilabre rouquié French Fishbase
Peshki gjelbert Albanian Fishbase
Tirda Maltese Fishbase
Tordo de roca Spanish Fishbase
Vagueta Spanish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Symphodus (Crenilabrus) mediterraneus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Perca mediterranea Linnaeus, 1758
Labrus serpentinus Bonnaterre, 1788
Labrus coeruleovittatus Bonnaterre, 1788
Labrus unimaculatus Gmelin, 1789
Lutjanus massiliensis Lacepède, 1802
Lutjanus brunnichii Lacepède, 1802
Labrus pittima Rafinesque, 1810
Lutjanus mediterraneus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crenilabrus boryanus Risso, 1827
Crenilabrus nigrescens Risso, 1827
Crenilabrus brunnichii (Lacepède, 1802)
Crenilabrus pictus Lowe, 1838
Crenilabrus mediterraneus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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PESI (Synonym) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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