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Author: Lowe, 1833

Centrolabrus trutta Lowe, 1833

Diagnosis: dorsal finrays XV-XVII + 8-9; anal finrays IV-V + 8-9. Scales along lateral line 33-34; rows of scales above lateral line 3.5-4.5, on cheek 4. Gill arch with 13-15 lanceolate rakers. Colour: dark brown to greenish, body scales with a dark spot. Transversal brownish bands. A round black spot on middle of caudal fin. A dark line on gill cover, from eye to operculum. Size: to 16 cm SL, usually 10 cm.

Habitat: Iittoral, near rocks and eel-grass beds. Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: Atlantic: the Canaries, Madeira (common), the Azores, and the Cape Verde Is. Mediterranean: exceptional (three specimens caught near Banyuls (France) in 1967).

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.

Centrolabrus trutta