corkwing


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corkwing

(ˈkɔːkˌwɪŋ)
n
(Animals) a greenish or bluish European fish of the wrasse family, Ctenolabrus melops
[of uncertain origin]
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There are plenty to be found in UK waters including ballan wrasse, cuckoo wrasse and corkwing wrasse.
He added: "In our display we have mostly nocturnal reef inhabitants, such as rockcook, goldsinny, ballan wrasse, corkwing wrasse and gobies.
Snakelocks anemones (they produce a mild sting if touched) writhe like probing lime finger, while the turquoise markings of corkwing wrasse, flitting between the psychedelic fronds of rainbow wrack, place them at odds with their surroundings.
With its bright orange scales and amazing azure-blue markings, the corkwing wrasse may look like it belongs exclusively in a tropical reef, but this colourful fish is a perfect example of the surprising array of marine life hidden beneath the UK's seas.
The corkwing wrasse is a particularly interesting species.
High winds prevented the event going ahead in the open sea but the threesome found 14 species including a rare (for the area) bull huss and three members of the wrasse family - a ballan, goldsinny and a corkwing.
Now she has smashed club and Wessex National Sea Federation records with a corkwing wrasse that scaled a fraction over 11oz.
Potts (1974) noted that the color patterns of the corkwing wrasse, Symphodus melops, varied under different levels of stress, and individuals often adopted a "fright coloring" for several days before being replaced by a more neutral color pattern.
He correctly named Corkwing, Goldsinny and Rock Cook, as three members of the Wrasse family.
His club mate Kevin Taylor has submitted claims for a 250gm corkwing wrasse, a 4.30 small eyed ray and a 7.27kg conger and another Raider Colin Johnson caught a 1.42 trigger fish.
What type of creature is a corkwing? ANSWERS: 1 John Belushi; 2 Six; 3 Both were years of revolution; 4 Trident; 5 Catamaran; 6 Lord Carrington; 7 Bering Strait; 8 The Persian; 9 Spooks; 10 A species of sea fish.