Peacock Wrasse (Crenilabrus Tinca)

Latin name: Crenilabrus tinca
Common name: Peacock wrasse
Also known as: Painted wrasse
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae

Habitat: Rocky habitat, inshore sea-grass beds.

Life-Span: Up to 14 years.

Diet: Invertebrates.

Size: 30 cm to 35 cm.

Colour: Females and juveniles are brownish with three darker horizontal bands; males are green or reddish and have orange-striped heads.

Did you know? The males are breeding, at this particular time they have yellow flanks and red horizontal stripes.