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Albuquerque, R. M. 1954-1956. Peixes de Portugal e ilhas adjacentes. Chavas para a sua determinação. Port. Acta biol., ser. B, 5: xvi+1167 pp., 445 fig.

Allen, E. J. 1917. Postlarval Teleosteans collected near Plymouth. J. mar. biol. Ass. U.K, 11(2): 207-250, 8 fig., 45 tab.

Andersson, K. A., ed. 1942. Fiskar och fiske i Norden. 1, Fiskar och fiske i havet. Stockholm, xvi+540 pp., 83 col. pl., 230 fig. 2, Fiskar och Fiske i Sjör och Floder: pp. xvii-xxiv+541-1016, fig. 231-426, col. pl. 84-128. (New edition in 1954, 2: pp. 425-769, 190 fig., 42 col. pl.)

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Bloch, M. E.. 1785-1797. Ichthyologie, ou Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des Poissons. Avec des figures enluminées, dessinées d'après nature, Berlin, 12 vol., (in 2 séries, 6 vol. in each), 432 pl. 1, 1785: 5 + 206 +1, pl.1-37; 2, 1785: 1 +170 +1, pl. 38-72; 3, 1786: 1+160 +1, pl. 73-107; 4, 1787: 1+ 134 +1, pl. 109-144; 5, 1787: 1+130+1, pl. 145-180; 6, 1788: 1+viii +150 +1, pl. 181-216; 7, 1797: 1+viii +104+1, pl. 217-252; 8, 1797: 1+iv +122+1, pl. 253-288; 9, 1797: 1+110+1, pl. 289-324; 10, 1797: l+v+120+1, pl. 325-360; 11, 1797: 2+136+1, pl. 361-396; 12, 1797: 1+ii+142+2, pl. 397-432.

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Carus, J. V. 1893. Vertebrata. 1. class. Pisces: pp. 498-711, In: Prodromus faunae Mediterraneae sive Descriptio Animalium Maris Mediterranei incolarum quam comparata silva rerum quatenus innotuit adiectis locis et nominibus vulgaribus. . . Stuttgart, 1889-1893, 2: ix+854 pp.

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Donovan, E. 1802-1808. The Natural History of British Fishes including scientific and general descriptions of the most interesting species, and an extensive selcction of accurately finished coloured plates, London. 1, 1802: [1-70], pl. I-XXIV; 2, 1903: [71-164], pl. XXV-XLVIII; 3, 1804: [165-300], pl. XLIX-LXXII; 4, 1806: [301-406], pl. LXXIII-XCVI; 5, 1808: [407-516], pl. XCVIICXX.

Duncker, G.; Ladiges, W. 1960. Die Fische der Nordmark. Abh. naturw. Ver., Hamburg, N.F., 3, suppl.: pp. 1-432, 145 fig., 1 map.

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Erazi, R. A. 1943. The Labridae (Wrasses) of the Bosphorus and the sea of Marmara. Istanb. Univ. Fen Fak. Mecm., (8) 8 (3): pp. 141-159, 17 fig.

Fleming, J. 1828. A history of British animals exhibiting the descriptive characters and systematical arrangements of the genera and species of quadrupeds, birds, reptiles, fishes, mollusca and radiata of the U.K.; including the indigenous, extirpated and extinct kinds, together with periodical and occasional visitants. EdinburgLondon, xxiii + 565 pp. (2nd ed., 1842, same pag.).

Ford, E. 1922. On the post-larvae of the wrasses occurring near Plymouth. J. mar. biol. Ass. U.K, 12 (4): 693-699, 9 fig.

Fowler, H. W. 1936. The Marine Fishes of West Africa, based on the collection of the American Museum Congo Expedition 1909-1915. Bull. am. Mus. nat. Hist., 70 (1), Jan. 21, 1936: pp. vii+1-606, fig. 1-275; (2), Nov. 18, 1936: pp. 607-1493, fig. 276-567.

Garstang, W.; Byrne, L. W. 1900. Pisces. In: E. J. Allen & R. A. Todd: The fauna of the Salcombe Estuary. J. mar. biol. Ass. U.K., 6 (2): pp. 214-215.

Gmelin, J. F. 1789. Pisces in Caroli a Linné, Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Ed. XIII, 1(3): pp. 1126-1516.

Günther, A. 1862. Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. 4. Catalogue of the Acanthopterygii Pharyngognathi and Anacanthini in the collection of the British Museum. London, xxi+534 pp.

Holt, E. W. L. 1891b. Survey of fishing grounds west coast of Ireland, 1890. I: on the eggs and larvae of Teleosteans. Scient. Trans. R. Dubl. Soc., (2) 4 (7): pp. 435-474, pl. XLVIILII.

Holt, E. W. L. 1893. Survey of Fishing grounds west coast of Ireland, 1890-91. On the eggs and larval and post-larval stages of Teleosteans. Scient. Trans. R. Dubl. Soc., (2) 5 (2): 5-120, 15 pl.

Jordan, D. S. 1891. A review of the Labroid Fishes of America and Europe Rep. U.S. Commnr. Fish. for 1890, 15: pp. 599-699, 11 pl.

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Joubin, L.; Le Danois, E. 1924-1925. Catalogue illustré des animaux marins comestibles des côtes de France et des Mers limitrophes avec leurs noms communs français et étrangers. Mém. Off. Sci. Tech. Pêches marit. (série spéciale), 1,1924, Poissons osseux :1-220, num. fig.; 2,1925, Poissons cartilagineux, Mollusques, Crustacés, etc.: 1-196, num. fig.; 8,1928, Index alphabétique par G. Belloc :1-133.

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Le Gall, J.; Cantacuzène, A. 1956. Inventaire de la faune marine de Roscoff. Poissons. Supp. 8, Trav. Stn. biol Roscoff: pp. 33-35.

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Malard, A. E. 1890-1891. Catalogue des Poissons des côtes de la Manche dans les environs de Saint-Vaast. BulL Soc. philomath. Paris (8) 2: 60-101.

Matthews, J. D. 1887. Note on ova, fry and nest of the Ballan Wrasse. Rep. Fishery Bd Scotl., 5: 245-247, pl. XI.

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Ballan wrasse (Labrus bergylta)