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Five Spotted Wrasse

Symphodus roissali (Risso 1810)

Life Cycle

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Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Each male builds a nest of seaweed for one or two females to spawn in (Ref. 4742).
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Trophic Strategy

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Found mainly near rocks, also in eel-grass beds. During summer often close to the shore among small rocks. Mainly solitary. Nest of seaweed built by male. Feeds on molluscs, bivalves, gastropods, shrimps, sea-urchins and hydroids.
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Biology

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Adults are found near rocks, mainly in eel-grass beds (Ref. 4742). Mainly solitary (Ref. 4742). Nest of seaweed built by male (Ref. 4742). Feed on mollusks, bivalves, gastropods, shrimps, sea-urchins and hydroids (Ref. 4742). Males grow faster than females (Ref. 4742). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
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Importance

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fisheries: subsistence fisheries; aquarium: commercial
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Five-spotted wrasse

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The five-spotted wrasse (Symphodus roissali) is a species of wrasse native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean from Spain to Morocco and through the coastal waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. This species inhabits rocky areas usually within beds of eelgrass at depths from 1 to 30 m (3.3 to 98.4 ft). It can reach 17 cm (6.7 in) in standard length, though usually not more than 12 cm (4.7 in). This species is sought by local peoples as a food fish and can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]

References

  1. ^ Pollard, D. (2010). "Symphodus roissali". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2010: e.T187653A8591243. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T187653A8591243.en. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). "Symphodus roisalli" in FishBase. August 2019 version.
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Five-spotted wrasse: Brief Summary

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The five-spotted wrasse (Symphodus roissali) is a species of wrasse native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean from Spain to Morocco and through the coastal waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. This species inhabits rocky areas usually within beds of eelgrass at depths from 1 to 30 m (3.3 to 98.4 ft). It can reach 17 cm (6.7 in) in standard length, though usually not more than 12 cm (4.7 in). This species is sought by local peoples as a food fish and can also be found in the aquarium trade.

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