• Norwegian: gressgylt


It may be confused with the more common corkwing wrasse, but lacks the dark spot behind the eye and at the base of the tale. This is a small wrasse, the length never exceeds 18 cm. The coloring is mostly orange, brown or green with blue or pink stripes and blotches.


It thrives on rocky locations hiding in crevices or among eel-grass and seaweeds. It is rarely seen deeper than 25 meters.


This is an eastern Atlantic species, found from Norway and Greenland in the North to Portugal in the south.