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Whiting

Whiting

Egg of small-spotted catshark

Egg of small-spotted catshark

Small-spotted catshark

Small-spotted catshark

Broadnosed pipefish

Broadnosed pipefish

Three-spined stickleback

Three-spined stickleback

Corkwing wrasse

Corkwing wrasse

European flounder

European flounder

European plaice

European plaice

Yarrell's blenny

Yarrell's blenny

Rock gunnel

Rock gunnel

Eelpout

Eelpout

Green crab

Green crab

Common starfish

Common starfish

Edible sea urchin

Edible sea urchin

Dahlia anemone

Dahlia anemone

Plumose sea anemone

Plumose sea anemone

Rock gunnel

Rock gunnel

Facts

LatinPholis gunnellus
Size25 cm
FoodSmall crustaceans and worms
HabitatBoulder reefs
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationNorthern Atlantic
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Get to know the rock gunnel

The rock gunnel is long and has 9-13 dark spots, each surrounded by a white ring, lining its dorsal fin. These false eyes confuse and frighten off the rock gunnel's predators. The rock gunnel can also be recognised by its very long dorsal fin and its small pelvic fin.

The perfect aquarium fish

The rock gunnel is a popular addition to salt water aquariums. It thrives in cool water and is beautiful to look at. It's not choosy about its food and is therefore easy to keep.

Take an excursion

The rock gunnel lives on the bottom in the reefs and near jetties with good hiding places such as seaweed. You can also encounter it at sandy bottoms. So if you want to see the rock gunnel in the wild, you'll have to go snorkeling.


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