Goldsinny (Ctenolabrus rupestris)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandWidely distributed throughout Britain and Ireland, although rare in the North Sea and eastern Channel.
HabitatInhabits rocks or algae (particularly eelgrass) at depths between 1-50 m. Adults inhabit deeper waters, while young can be found further inshore and even inhabiting rock pools.
- Up to 12 cm long.
- Brown, greenish or orange-red in colour.
- One dark spot on dorsal fin, another in front of the tail fin.
- Small pointed head with large mouth.
Additional informationPrey species of the goldsinny include benthic crustacea, molluscs and also parasites from other fish species. It has also been a successful alternative to pesticides, in removing parasitic lice from commercially farmed salmon.
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Last Updated: 10/08/2004