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Baillons Wrasse


Baillon's Wrasse is one of the rarer species. They can be caught using baited feathers fished on the bottom, using ragworm as with the other wrasse species. They are likely to be caught in many other locations but are disregarded having been thought to be just another corkwing wrasse.

There are similarities, the mottled brown colouration is quite like the corkwing female but there is distinct banding on the Baillon's, there is some iridescent blue and yellow colouration about the head but it is not as pronounced as on the male corkwing.

The front of the gill cover has the serrated edge as found on the corkwing.

The defining feature of this wrasse is the colouration of the fins which are unmistakeably red.

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