- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Subphylum: Vertebrata
- Superclass: Gnathostomata
- Class: Actinopterygii
- Order: Perciformes
- Family: Labridae
- Scientific name: Symphodus melops
- Norwegian: grønngylt
This wrasse does not exceed a length of 30 cm. The color varies with season. The male is usually brown with light green or blue blotches. The head has clear blue or turquoise lines on a reddish brown base. Usually there is a kidney shaped, dark spot the eyes and another dark spot at the base of the tale. The female is usually reddish brown, but lacking the green and blue coloration.
It can be found just below the tidal zone during summer time, and a little deeper, 15 - 30 meters during the winter. It often seeks shelter among seaweeds.
The corkwing wrasse can be found in the western Mediterranean and in the East Atlantic from the Azores and Morocco to Norway.