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Labrus psittaculus Richardson, 1840
Ambiguous synonym for Pseudolabrus rubicundus Richardson, 1840
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Labrus; Species: psittaculus; Original reference
  Current accepted name :   
  Status details:   
other, original combination
  Status ref. :   
  Comment :   
Preoccupied by Labrus psittaculus Lacep├Ęde, 1801.
  Etymology of Generic name : 
Name from Latin 'labrum' for lip, rim or edge; referring to the big lips of the fishes of the genus (from Ovid and Pliny according to Petrus Artedi).
Etymology of specific name : 
From the Latin 'psittacus' meaning parrot, referring to the local (Tasmanian) name for parrot fish (Ref. 12965).
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
Ambiguous synonym
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