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Labrus scrofa Valenciennes, 1839
Synonym for Bodianus scrofa Valenciennes, 1839
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Labrus; Species: scrofa; Original reference
  Current accepted name :   
  Status details:   
senior synonym, original combination
  Status ref. :   
  Comment :   
Lectotype: MNHN A 8200; Paralectotype: MNHN A 8195.
  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 : 
Name fromg feminine Latin noun meaning breeding sow, apparently refers to the common name hogfish (Ref. 75973).
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
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