Centrolabrus melanocercusis commonly referred to as Centrolabrus melanocercus. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 1000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Distribution: Mediterranean Sea: including the Sea of Marmara
Biology: Adults are found in the littoral zone, in rocky areas and seagrass beds.
Act as "cleaners".
Feed on worms, small amphipods, copepods, bryozoans and hydrozoans.
Males keep watch over Cystoseria-covered spawning territory though no nesting is done.
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.
Males build dish shaped nests and guard the eggs.