Symphodus cinereus (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Grey wrasse
photo by Patzner, R.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses)
Max. size:  16 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 6 years
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Mediterranean Sea and from Arcachon basin to Gibraltar.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in littoral areas, in eel-grass beds, sometimes on soft bottoms (1-20 m), often in lagoons and estuaries with plenty of vegetation and detritus (Ref. 4742). Often in aggregation (Ref. 4742). Feed on shrimps, amphipods, isopods, small gastropods and bivalves (Ref. 4742). Females spawn in a nest built and guarded by the male (Ref. 4742). Males grow faster than females (Ref. 4742). Oviparous (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 September 2013 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Papasissi, Christine - 25.10.90
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 22.07.11

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