Ballan Wrasse

The Ballan Wrasse or simply Wrasse (Labrus bergylta) is a species of fish found in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. It has a maximum length of 26 inches. All Ballan Wrasse are born as females and only a few change sexes after about 8 years of age. Large wrasses are almost always male. This fish is a popular delicacy in the Orkney Islands and in Galway.