Cuckoo wrasse

The Cuckoo wrasse lives in the reef-associated, marine environment.

Labrus mixtus (the Cuckoo Wrasse ) is a medium size wrasse living in rocky areas in Atlantic waters. Description - The male and female have different colouration. The male colouration changes during the breeding season. More

starts, the already colourful male Cuckoo Wrasse becomes even brighter so as to attract as many females as possible. Breeding behaviour is similar in most wrasse. An exception is the Goldsinny which spawns in moderately deep water, with pelagic larvae. More

Introduction: The Cuckoo Wrasse is undoubtedly the most spectacularly coloured fish found in Irish waters. Much smaller than the Ballan Wrasse, what it lacks in size, it makes up for in sheer extravagant colour. More

The Cuckoo Wrasse is Ireland ’s most colourful fish. More

The female cuckoo wrasse is orange, with three dark marks on its back towards the tail - quite unlike the remarkably colourful male, illustrated here. At spawning time, the male cuckoo wrasse develops a white patch on the top of its head. More

is understood that the male cuckoo wrasse guards a harem of females. Should this male die, a female will change sex to replace him. Feeding and habitat Feeding is predominantly on crab, mussel, shrimp and worm. More

me a Cuckoo Wrasse was hovering nearby, a flash of colour passed by and that was the end of the poor Squatty! Cuckoo Wrasse have stunning colours, and when I first learnt to dive, I was amazed at how colourful our native fish More

cod and 2 cuckoo wrasse this week. More

Beautiful colours of male cuckoo wrasse swims to diver, green blue water, ms Login to add to lightbox License Agreement Similar Images Footage Details Publisher : Lushpixfootage Reference : U15389046 Duration : 00:00:11. More

The Cuckoo Wrasse is much smaller and has a slender body with a pointed nose, the Cuckoo is also more colourful, female Wrasse are duller in colour usually red with no radiating bands with two or three dark spots behind the dorsal fin. More

The Cuckoo Wrasse (Labrus Mixtus) may not be the most abundant of the wrasse species, but its magnificent colouration tends to make it the most memorable. More

Distinguishing features: The Cuckoo Wrasse is one of the most distinctively coloured of the cold water wrasse species with the male in particular taking on tropical hues. More

The male Cuckoo Wrasse, Labrus mixtus, is probably Britain's most colourful fish although the female is a light brown or reddish colour colour - see the next picture. More

* fish: Cuckoo wrasse fish live in the sea between 10 and 30 m deep. Noun used with modifier * ballan: Wildlife is rich around the wreck, particularly crabs, lobsters and ballan wrasse. More

cuckoo wrasse is a particularly colourful member of the family that would not look out of place swimming a coral reef in a very distant tropical climate. More

Common names

Abukheder in Arabic (‫العربية)
Bimba in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Blåstak in Danish (dansk)
Bodião-fusco in Portuguese (Português)
Bodião-tordo in Portuguese (Português)
Boxbox in Maltese (Malti)
Brauner Lippfisch in German (Deutsch)
brown wrasse in English
Brun læbefisk in Danish (dansk)
Brungylta in Swedish (Svenska)
Chiloú in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Chiloú in Greek, Modern (1453)
Çil baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Çil balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Civela in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Crnac in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Cuckoo wrasse in English
Cvrljak in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Donzela in Italian (Italiano)
Drozak in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Drozak in Other
Drozd in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Durmo in Italian (Italiano)
Gharab in Maltese (Malti)
govno in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Green wrasse in English
Griva in Italian (Italiano)
Gröngylta in Swedish (Svenska)
Grøn berggylt in Danish (dansk)
Grøn læbefisk in Danish (dansk)
Grüner Lippfisch in German (Deutsch)
Kheddir in Arabic (‫العربية)
Khoddair in Arabic (‫العربية)
L‚pin in Turkish (Türkçe)
Labrda in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Labre vert in French (français)
Labride verde in Italian (Italiano)
Laggiun in Italian (Italiano)
Lâpin in Turkish (Türkçe)
Lapin baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Lapin balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Lappana in Italian (Italiano)
Lappanedda in Italian (Italiano)
Lappanu in Italian (Italiano)
Lappara in Italian (Italiano)
Lappera in Italian (Italiano)
Lappira nira in Italian (Italiano)
Lappira viddi in Italian (Italiano)
Lappiru in Italian (Italiano)
Lazzo 'e spingule in Italian (Italiano)
Lenac in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Lenica in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Leppo in Italian (Italiano)
Liba in Italian (Italiano)
Limone marmorato in Italian (Italiano)
Limone nero in Italian (Italiano)
Limone verde in Italian (Italiano)
Marvizzo in Italian (Italiano)
Mavrochilou in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Mavrochilou in Greek, Modern (1453)
Meeramsel in German (Deutsch)
Meerdrossel in German (Deutsch)
Menulla in Albanian (Shqip)
Merghele in Italian (Italiano)
Merla in Maltese (Malti)
Merle in French (français)
Merli in Maltese (Malti)
Merlo in Italian (Italiano)
Merlo in Spanish (español)
Mierulu in Italian (Italiano)
Mirli in Maltese (Malti)
Murlin ahdar in Maltese (Malti)
Nieddu in Italian (Italiano)
Pappagal in Italian (Italiano)
Pappagallo in Italian (Italiano)
Peshk bari in Albanian (Shqip)
Petrusino in Italian (Italiano)
Prasinochilou in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Prasinochilou in Greek, Modern (1453)
Rigina in Italian (Italiano)
Roccal in Italian (Italiano)
Rødnæb in Danish (dansk)
Scour in Arabic (‫العربية)
Sesura in Other
Shfâf in Arabic (‫العربية)
Sperga in Italian (Italiano)
Sturnu niuru in Italian (Italiano)
Tirda in Maltese (Malti)
Tirda tal-lok in Maltese (Malti)
Tord negre in Catalan (Català)
Tord verd in Catalan (Català)
Torde di mare in Italian (Italiano)
Tordo in Italian (Italiano)
Tordo in Spanish (español)
Tordo merlo in Italian (Italiano)
Tordo nero in Italian (Italiano)
Tuddu in Italian (Italiano)
Tuddu merru in Italian (Italiano)
Turdu in Italian (Italiano)
Turdu d'aiga in Italian (Italiano)
Turdu d'arca in Italian (Italiano)
Turdu niedduzzu in Italian (Italiano)
Turdu viddi in Italian (Italiano)
Turdu zitu in Italian (Italiano)
Vrana in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Vrana in Slovene
Vrana in Slovenian (slovenščina)
Vreddèsche in Italian (Italiano)
Wargacz merula in Polish (polski)
Yesillapin baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Yeşillapin balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Zzita in Italian (Italiano)
Λάμπαινα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Μαργιορί in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Μαυροχειλού in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Μαυροχειλού in Greek, Modern (1453)
Πρασινοχειλού in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Πρασινοχειλού in Greek, Modern (1453)
Χειλού in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Χειλούτσα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
петропсаро in Russian (русский язык)
ﺮﻴﻀﺧﻮﺑﺃ in Arabic (‫العربية)
白条隆头鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
白條隆頭魚 in Mandarin Chinese
綠隆頭魚 in Mandarin Chinese
绿隆头鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
褐隆头鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
褐隆頭魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Labridae
Genus : Labrus
Species : Labrus merula
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758