Our animals

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Northern lakes and seas

The ocean

Tropical rivers and lakes

Select aquaria

The Pond

Danish forest lake

The wide creek

Sturgeon

Danish stream

Under construction

Herrings in the Sound

Boulder reef in the Sound

Small animals of the stone reef

Sandy bottom

Eelgrass in the Sound

Faroese bird cliff

Seaotter

Pacific octopus

Japanese spider crab

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Wolf-eel

Wolf-eel

Thornback ray

Thornback ray

Canary rockfish

Canary rockfish

Kelp greenling

Kelp greenling

Masked greenling

Masked greenling

Masked greenling

Masked greenling

Padded sculpin

Padded sculpin

Copper rockfish

Copper rockfish

Quillback rockfish

Quillback rockfish

Cabezon

Cabezon

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.


American lobster