Brown to orange-red, with a dark spot on both the head end of the dorsal
fin and in front of the upper margin of the tail fin.
Spawns in mid-water, Sjölander et al., 1972. Eggs planktonic.
No BMLSS reports of this fish intertidally, for young or adult.
"Wrasse -biology and use in aquaculture (eds
Sayer, M.D.J., Treasurer, J.W & Costello, M.J.)" which contains several
papers on distribution/observations on wrasse in
I work on a Ph.D on wrasse in Noway.
Anne-Mette Kvenseth EMail:
Used in Salmon Cages to remove salmon lice with differing degrees of
Survives well in captivity, but it will fight with its own species
to the death in small aquaria.
Jon Makeham reported a adult Goldsinny washed up freshly dead on the
shore at Looe in February 1999.
was caught on a baited hook to fishing out of Carlingford Lough in Ireland,
was all of 10 cm (4 inches long), and had the black mark on top before
Information wanted: Please send any records of this fish, with
location, date, who discovered it, how it was identified, prevalence, common
name and any other details to
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