Our animals

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Northern lakes and seas

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The Pond

The lake

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Sturgeon

Danish stream

Danish lake

Herrings in the Sound

Boulder reef in the Sound

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Faroese bird cliff

Seaotter

Pacific octopus

Red king 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

Masked greenling

Masked greenling

Facts

LatinHexagrammos octagrammus
Size42 cm
FoodSmall fish and crustaceans
HabitatAlong the shores
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationNorth Pacific
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Get to know the masked greenling

The masked greenling is a small, colourful fish. It lives along coasts in the Northern Pacific Ocean, where there are many rocky shorelines.

Same colour as its surroundings

The masked greenling has the same colour as its surroundings. If the masked greenling lives in an area with green algae it is green in colour; while masked greenlings in areas with red algae are red in colour. The male is more colourful than the female.

Can you see Masked greenling?

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


American lobster