• Norwegian: bergnebb


The goldsinny wrasse is a quite small wrasse, the maximum body length is 18 cm. It comes in different shades of red, orange or light brown. Its most significant characteristic is the dark spot on the tail, distinguishing it from the other small wrasses.


It is most frequent on rocky shores with much seaweed to hide among. The depth ranges from the subtidal zone and down to 50 meters.


The goldsinny wrasse can be found in the Black Sea, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coasts from Morocco to Norway.