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Ctenolabrus rupestris  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Goldsinny-wrasse
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses)
Etymology: Ctenolabrus: Greek, kteis, ktenos = comb + Greek, labros = furious (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 50 m, usually 1 - 20 m (Ref. 35388).   Temperate; 64°N - 30°N, 11°W - 36°E

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3397); common length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3397); max. reported age: 8 years (Ref. 4742)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dark spot on caudal peduncle and front end of dorsal fin (Ref. 35388).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Eastern Atlantic: Norway to Morocco. Also known from the Mediterranean and Black Sea.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

On rocky, weed-covered shores (1-50 m); larger specimens deeper than young. Feed on bryozoans, crustaceans and gastropods (Ref. 3397). Spawning takes place in summer when the male defends a territory (Ref. 35388). Used in salmon culture as cleaner fish (Helmut Tethmeyer, pers. comm.).

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Bauchot, M.-L., 1987. Poissons osseux. p. 891-1421. In W. Fischer, M.L. Bauchot and M. Schneider (eds.) Fiches FAO d'identification pour les besoins de la pêche. (rev. 1). Méditerranée et mer Noire. Zone de pêche 37. Vol. II. Commission des Communautés Européennes and FAO, Rome.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: subsistence fisheries; gamefish: yes; aquarium: public aquariums
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.30-0.41; tmax=8; tm=2).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.