Alternative names: Labridae
Wrasses are brightly coloured marine fish which encompass over 600 species. They are rather small, with most species remaining under 20 centimeters in length.
They live in the tropical and subtropical waters of the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and generally prefer dwelling in shallow waters.
Wrasses' mouths are protractile and their jaw teeth are usually separate and jut outwards. Many species have characteristic thick lips.