UK Record Weights from
MAFF Minimum Size: Shore:
Small wrasse with small pointed head and moderately slender body. The largish mouth has fleshy lips, and two rows of small teeth, with the strongest at the front. Long two sectioned dorsal fin with the anterior composed of 16 to 19 spines joined to the lobate section with it's 6 to 9 branched rays. The head is mostly scaled with 3 to 4 scales behind the eye, whilst the body sports large scales, with 35 to 39 running the length of the lateral line. Colouration is an orange-red to brown on the back, that pales towards the white of the belly and lower sides. Two obvious black spots are present. The first is at the base of the dorsal fin membrane, from the first to fifth spines. The second is present high on the tail and back, just before the fin rays.
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