The Goldsinny (Centrolabrus rupestris) or Goldsinny Wrasse as it is sometimes known is a small member of the Wrasse family found all around Britain where there is substantial amounts of rock. It appears to particularly like areas with small boulders which provide many holes and swim throughs. Growing to about 15cms, the black mark just in front of its tail makes it easy to distinguish from other wrasse.
The Goldsinny has a varied diet which includes worms, small shellfish and encrusting animals which it can easily tackle with its sharp forward pointing teeth which are often visible as it swims about.
Loch Hourn, Western Scotland