The corkwing wrasse is a coastal wrasse, a fish of European waters.

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The Gilt-head lives in the reef-associated, non-migratory, marine, usually 1 - 30 m environment.

The gilt-head bream is generally considered the best-tasting of the breams and has given the whole family of Sparidae its name. More

The gilt-head bream at "Spiaggia de La Pelosa" on the North west coast of Sardinia, Italy. More

gilt-head sea bream were evaluated. The 50% lethal doses ranged from 5.4 × 104 to 1.0 × 106 CFU/g of body weight. More

Clean and scale thoroughly the gilt-head, then dry it, coat it in flour, and fry it in butter until half cooked. Remove it from the heat, discard the head and open the fish lengthwise, so as to remove the central bone, without breaking or damaging the fish. More

then set light to it, pouring it over the gilt-head with great care. Serve the fish, if possible flambé, and seasoned with the sauce. More

Common names

Almindelig savgylte in Danish (dansk)
Bello in Spanish (español)
Bodião-vulgar in Portuguese (Português)
Çirçir baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Çırçır balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Corkwing in English
Corkwing in Ukrainian (українська мова)
corkwing wrasse in English
crénilabre commun in French (français)
crénilabre melops in French (français)
Çurçur baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Çurçur balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Gilt-head in English
Goldmaid in English
Goldmaid in German (Deutsch)
Grønaade in Norwegian (Norsk)
Grønngylt in Norwegian (Norsk)
Helleskitt in Norwegian (Norsk)
Kosirica mjesečica in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Mavromatolapina in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Mavromatolapina in Greek, Modern (1453)
Porredana in Spanish (español)
Porredano in Spanish (español)
Savgylt in Danish (dansk)
Savgylte in Danish (dansk)
Schwarzäugiger Lippfisch in German (Deutsch)
Schwarzugiger Lippfisch in German (Deutsch)
Skärsnultra in Swedish (Svenska)
Tirda rasha hamra in Maltese (Malti)
Tord enrocador in Catalan (Català)
Tord roquer in Catalan (Català)
Tordo occhionero in Italian (Italiano)
Wargacz melops in Polish (polski)
Zwartooglipvis in Dutch (Nederlands)
Λάμπραινα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Λαπίνα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Μαυροματολαπίνα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Μαυροματολαπίνα in Greek, Modern (1453)
Χειλού in Greek (Ελληνικά)
娇扁隆头鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
嬌扁隆頭魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Labridae
Genus : Symphodus
Species : Symphodus melops
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758