A fantastically coloured male cuckoo wrasse , all neon blues and gold, darted out in front of me.
The marine life was much the same again, but as we were about to surface we saw the bright colours of a wrasse emerge from under the bonnet.
We have had plaice from here but there are also large eels and loads of wrasse if you fish close to the rocks.
As a youngster he fished off the rocks for the usual species of cod, pollack, coley, wrasse , mackerel and dogfish with the odd plaice or eel.
A well-studied species exhibiting early sex change is the bluehead wrasse , Thalassoma bifasciatum.
The presence of the model predator at the mating site resulted in a strong initial reaction by both male and female bluehead wrasses .
Rockmover wrasses, also called dragon wrasses , have an oblong compressed body and a wedge-shaped head.
In marine areas, species concentrations are highest around coral reefs, where butterflyfishes and angelfishes, wrasses , parrotfishes and triggerfishes are common.
A social system exists among the three different kinds of bluehead wrasses .
Like most wrasses , they surround themselves with a mucus layer to cover their scent while they sleep, avoiding discovery by a nighttime predator.