Ocellated wrasse

The ocellated wrasse (Symphodus ocellatus) is a species distributed through the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea and the peninsular coast of the eastern Atlantic.

Where to find them?

In the Mediterranean tower of Oceanogràfic called posidonia oceanica, the first aquarium of the installation.

General aspects

In general, the females are less colourful than the males. These have an ocellus on the gills with a bluish pattern on the head, and construct nests with fine filaments of algae and pieces of phanerogams.

They usually live at depths of between 1 and 40 metre and measure 12 centimetres.