Goldsinny Wrasse

Ctenolabrus rupestris
Goldsinny Wrasse

Habitat: Shallow rocky sea bed, among algae and kelp forest
Depth: 1-30m
Food: Crustaceans, snails, molluscs and hydroids
Length: Up to 18cm
Lifespan: 8 years
Conservation Status: Least Concern (LC)

Although bright orange, this little wrasse is less colourful than other wrasse. It can be identified by the black spot near the tail. Goldsinny wrasse are known to also eat skin parasites from other fish and are used in fish farms to rid salmon of their lice. During the summer, goldsinny wrasse spawn in deep water.

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