Rainbow Wrasse

Marine life rainbow wrasse
Coris julis

Rainbow Wrasse

The Mediterranean rainbow wrasse, also known as Coris julis, is a colorful and vibrant fish species found in the Mediterranean Sea. These wrasses are highly territorial and can be found near rocky reefs and seagrass beds, where they feed on small invertebrates and algae.

Interesting Facts

With its striking appearance, it is easily recognized by its elongated body and a distinctive rainbow-like pattern of blue, green, yellow, and pink scales. The males exhibit more intense colors than females, especially during the breeding season when they display their courtship behavior. 

Where can you find us?

Mediterranean rainbow wrasse fish inhabit the rocky coastal areas of the Mediterranean Sea. They thrive in shallow waters with abundant crevices, seagrass beds, and rocky reefs, typically at depths ranging from 3 to 20 meters. These vibrant and agile fish are often seen darting in and out of hiding spots within their preferred habitats.

Rainbow wrasse are often found on the Achilleas along with other types of wrasse!