Cleaver wrasse

The Cleaver wrasse lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 1 - 90 m environment.

The cleaver wrasse feeds mostly on benthic organisms belonging to the fine, well-sorted sand assemblage and shows a different dietary composition correlated to size classes. Key Words: feeding habits, diet, Xyrichthys novacula, Strait of Sicily, Mediterranean sea. More

The Cleaver Wrasse is an attractive species linked to sandy bottoms and sea grass beds, where it can be quite frequent. If disturbed it has the ability to burrow into the sand faster than the eye can follow. More

Common names

Šarko crveni in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Bodião da areia in Portuguese (Português)
Bodião-curuá in Portuguese (Português)
Budião in Portuguese (Português)
Cachorro in Creole, Portuguese
Cachorro in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Cachorro in Portuguese (Português)
Cão in Portuguese (Português)
Cleaver wrasse in English
cuchillo perlino in Spanish (español)
doncella in Spanish (español)
Doncella cuchilla in Spanish (español)
Doncella verde in Spanish (español)
Donzelle lame in French (français)
Galán in Spanish (español)
Gudião in Portuguese (Português)
Houêlotokpa in Fon
Houêlotokpa in Fon GBE
HouÍlotokpa in Fon GBE
Jardo˚n in Arabic (‫العربية)
Jardoûn in Arabic (‫العربية)
Katsoúla in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Katsoúla in Greek, Modern (1453)
Lainha in Creole, Portuguese
Lainha in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Lainha in Portuguese (Português)
Landrosa in Italian (Italiano)
Lehavit in Hebrew (‫עברית)
Loro navaja in Spanish (español)
Mordedor in Portuguese (Português)
Mul-mul in Davawenyo
Papagaio in Portuguese (Português)
Papagan baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Papağan balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
papagayo in Portuguese (Português)
pearly razorfish in English
Pecurella in Italian (Italiano)
Peixe padre in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-cão in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-elefante in Creole, Portuguese
Peixe-elefante in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Peixe-elefante in Portuguese (Português)
Pêrel-skeermesvis in Afrikaans
Perlekløvefisk in Danish (dansk)
Pesce petene in Italian (Italiano)
Pesce pettine in Italian (Italiano)
Pescio razú in Italian (Italiano)
Pesse petene in Italian (Italiano)
Pettini in Italian (Italiano)
Pettinu súrici in Italian (Italiano)
PÍrel-skeermesvis in Afrikaans
Pisci pettini in Italian (Italiano)
Rakknivsfisk in Swedish (Svenska)
Raó in Spanish (español)
Raor in Catalan (Català)
Raor in Spanish (español)
Rason in French (français)
Razon in Italian (Italiano)
Razorfish in English
Ruzetta in Maltese (Malti)
Šarko crveni in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Sarko crveni in Serbian (српски језик)
Schermesserfisch in German (Deutsch)
Spetacaturu in Italian (Italiano)
Súrici in Italian (Italiano)
Wargacz tepoglowy in Polish (polski)
Wargacz tępogłowy in Polish (polski)
Γάτα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Κατεργάρα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Κατεργάρος in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Κατσούλα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Κατσούλα in Greek, Modern (1453)
Κοκκινόγλωσσα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Κτένι in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Λειρί in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Παπαγάλος in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Ποντικόψαρο in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Ρουσέττα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Τσατσάρα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Χτένι in Greek (Ελληνικά)
条尾连鳍唇鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
條尾連鰭唇魚 in Mandarin Chinese
珠斑离鳍鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
珠斑離鰭魚 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Labridae
Genus : Xyrichtys
Species : Xyrichtys novacula
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758