Shore Rockling - Gaidropsarus Mediterraneus

Shore Rockling - Gaidropsarus Mediterraneus

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Species Compatibility

Large Wrasse

Suitable DisplayShoreline Tank
Reef Tank


usually dark brown in colour. Long eel like body with second dorsal fin and anal fin extending along most of the body length. Three barbells one above each nostril, and one on the lower jaw.


Found in pools on rocky shores and even out out water hiding under rocks and sea weed. It prefers rocky areas with plenty of algal cover and may also be found in sea grass beds.

Species fact

Found around the whole of the UK. Often mistaken for the Five Bearded rockling which is very similar apart from the number of barbs on it chin..