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An ocean of plastic

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Audioguide 15

Audioguide 15

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Plastic

Plastic

Kelp greenling

Kelp greenling

Facts

LatinHexagrammos decagrammus
Size61 cm
FoodSmall fish, crustaceans and bottom-dwelling animals
HabitatAlong the shores
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationPacific Ocean
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Colour plays a large role

Males and females look very different from one another. The female is grey-brown with small, red-brown freckles. Its fins are orange. The male is also grey-brown but has irregular blue markings on the upper part of its body. Around the markings can be seen a ring of small reddishbrown spots.

Breeding suit

During the breeding period the dominant male becomes even more colourful. The small blue spots on the forepart of the body and the fins shimmer and are surrounded with black spots.

Can you see the Kelp greenling?

It has taken the color of our rocks so it is very difficult to see.


The coast of the Pacific