Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Labridae > Genus: Xyrichtys > Species: Xyrichtys novacula

Cleaver wrasse - Xyrichtys novacula (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)

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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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Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
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EU conservation status

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Cão Portuguese Fishbase
Cleaver wrasse English Fishbase
Doncella cuchilla Spanish Fishbase
Donzelle lame French Fishbase
Galán Spanish Fishbase
Katsoúla Greek Fishbase
Mordedor Portuguese Fishbase
Pearly razorfish English Fishbase
Pesce pettine Italian Fishbase
Raó Spanish Fishbase
Rason French Fishbase
Sarko crveni Serbian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Coryphaena novacula Linnaeus, 1758
Coryphaena psittacus Linnaeus, 1766
Coryphaena lineata Gmelin, 1789
Amorphocephalus granulatus Bowdich, 1825
Novacula coryphaena Risso, 1827
Xyrichthys cultratus Valenciennes, 1840
Xyrichthys vitta Valenciennes, 1840
Novacula cultrata (Valenciennes, 1840)
Novacula lineata (Gmelin, 1789)
Novacula novacula (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hemipteronotus novacula (Linnaeus, 1758)
Xyrichthys uniocellatus Agassiz, 1931
Novacula lineolata (Rafinesque, 1810)
Xyrichthys rosipes Jordan & Gilbert, 1884
Xyrichthys jessiae Jordan, 1888
Hemipteronotus copei Fowler, 1900
Xyrichthys binghami Mowbray, 1925
Xyrichthys psittacus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Xyrichthys argentimaculata Steindachner, 1861
Xyrichthys vermiculatus Poey, 1860
Coryphaena lineolata Rafinesque, 1810
Xyrichthys lineatus (non Valenciennes, 1840)
Hemipteronotus psittacus (Linneaus, 1766)
Novacula coryphaenoides Schinz, 1822

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External data

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