Corkwin Wrasse - Crenilabrus melops

Corkwin Wrasse

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Species Compatibility

All other Wrasse
Pollock
Bib
Common Goby

Suitable DisplayShore line Tank
Wreck Tank
Reef Tank
Harbour Wall

Identification

Can grow up to 25 cm.
Distinctive lines on head and gill cover.
Black spot in the middle of the tail stalk.
Crescent shaped spot behind eye.

Habitat

Found on rocky shores amongst sea weed and in lower shore pools, and has been found in depths of up to 50 m.

Species fact

Males build an nest of sea weed, in either rock crevices or amongst sea weed / sea grasses.
The nests areas are a round mound with an entrance hole, which the males guard.