Green gill

Latin: Symphodus melops
25 cm
Among algae in shallow water.
From Morocco northwards to mid-Norway. Mediterranean and western parts of the Baltic Sea.
Crustaceans and mussels, especially mussels.
Facts about green gill

A characteristic feature of the green wrasse is the dark, kidney-shaped spot behind the eye and a dark spot at the root of the tail. Like all the other wrasse species in Norway, greenlings can change sex. Large female fish can change sex and become male fish.

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