Brown Comber (Serranus Hepatus)
Latin name: Serranus hepatus
Common name: Brown Wrasse
In other languages: E: Merillo, F: Serrana tache noire, D: Brauner Sa¤gebarsch
Distribution: Mediterranean, Atlantic north to Portugal.
Habitat: Rocky habitat and among sea-grasses; shallow waters down to 100 metres.
Reproduction: Breeds March to August (Mediterranean), eggs planktonic.
Size: With 15cm it is the smallest of the combers.