• Norwegian: berggylt


This is the largest wrasse you are likely to encounter in Norway. Specimens reaching 3,5 kg and 60 cm have been registered. The head profile is rounded, the mouth small. The dorsal fin has 19-20 spiny rays and 9-11 soft rays. The coloration is usually dominated by a brown pattern.


In the summer it can be found just below the tidal zone. In the winter, when the water is colder, they migrate to larger depths, down to 100 meters.


It can be found in the eastern parts of the Atlantic Ocean, from Trøndelag (Norway) in the north to Morocco, Madeira and the Azores in the south.