• Conservation Status: Critically endangered
  • Habitat: Marine
  • Sea

Wrasse are a family (Labridae) of sea fish species which inhabit rocky reefs and kelp beds in Scotland’s coastal waters. They feed upon crustacea and molluscs and play a vital role in the wild in controlling parasites which predate upon other fish (including commercial species) or on habitat-forming flora such as kelp. In addition to their important ecological function, wrasse are also of high socio-economic importance, particularly to recreational divers and sea anglers, given their striking appearance.