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Water flea

Water flea

European perch

European perch

Alpine bullhead

Alpine bullhead

Three-spined stickleback

Three-spined stickleback

Swan mussel

Swan mussel

Goldfish

Goldfish

Oriental carp

Oriental carp

Belica

Belica

European crayfish

European crayfish

Bitterling

Bitterling

Gudgeon

Gudgeon

Alpine bullhead

Alpine bullhead

Facts

LatinCottus poecilopus
Size15 cm
FoodBottom-living animals and algae
HabitatStreams
IUCN

Least concern

LocationNorthern Europe
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Daddy daycare

Among the Alpine bullheads, the female lays the eggs in a hollow on the seabed created by the male – and then she swims off. The male is then left alone to care for the eggs, which he watches over dutifully for 3-4 weeks until they hatch.

A Danish rarity

In Denmark, the Alpine bullhead is only found in the Gudenåen river and the Skjern Å river system. It was previously classified as threatened, but thanks to the reduction of water pollution in these areas, the species is again thriving.


Sturgeon

Danish stream

Danish lake

Herrings in the Sound

Boulder reef in the Sound

Stone reefs and jellyfish

Sandy bottom

Eelgrass in the Sound

Faroese bird cliff

Seaotter

Pacific octopus

Japanese spider crab

American lobster