Labridae are a family of marine fish, commonly known as wrasses. They are typically brightly colored and have thick lips, a large head, and a laterally compressed body. They inhabit coral reefs and rocky areas of the ocean, and their lifespan can range from 5 to 25 years. The current population of Labridae is stable, though some species are threatened due to overfishing and habitat destruction.
Name Origin: Labridae is a family of marine fish, commonly known as wrasses. The name Labridae is derived from the Latin labrus, which means "a voracious eater". This name was chosen to reflect the fact that wrasses are known to be voracious predators, feeding on a variety of small invertebrates.
Related Species: Bodianus rufus, Cheilinus chlorourus, Halichoeres bivittatus, Halichoeres chrysus, Halichoeres hortulanus, Halichoeres marginatus, Halichoeres pictus, Halichoeres poecilopterus, Halichoeres scapularis, Halichoeres semicinctus, Halichoeres trispilus, Hemigymnus melapterus, Macropharyngodon meleagris, Oxycheilinus digramma, Pseudocheilinus hexataenia, Thalassoma bifasciatum, Thalassoma lunare, Thalassoma rueppellii