Labrus maculatus
Wrasse Wrasse, n. [W. gwrachen.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous edible, marine, spiny-finned fishes of the genus {Labrus}, of which several species are found in the Mediterranean and on the Atlantic coast of Europe. Many of the species are bright-colored. [1913 Webster]

Note: Among the European species are the ballan wrasse ({Labrus maculatus}), the streaked wrasse ({Labrus lineatus}), the red wrasse ({Labrus mixtus}), the comber wrasse ({Labrus comber}), the blue-striped, or cook, wrasse (see {Peacock fish}, under {Peacock}), the rainbow wrasse ({Labrus vulgaris}), and the seawife. [1913 Webster]


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