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
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae
Genus: Serranus

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.