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Corkwing wrasse

Corkwing wrasse

Ballan wrasse

Ballan wrasse

Cuckoo wrasse

Cuckoo wrasse

Cuckoo wrasse

Cuckoo wrasse

Goldsinny-wrasse

Goldsinny-wrasse

Three-spined stickleback

Three-spined stickleback

Lumpsucker

Lumpsucker

Tadpole fish

Tadpole fish

Topknot

Topknot

Greater weever

Greater weever

Eelpout

Eelpout

Shorthorn sculpin

Shorthorn sculpin

Green crab

Green crab

Edible crab

Edible crab

Common starfish

Common starfish

Edible sea urchin

Edible sea urchin

Dahlia anemone

Dahlia anemone

Plumose sea anemone

Plumose sea anemone

Common whelk

Common whelk

Tadpole fish

Tadpole fish

Facts

LatinRaniceps raninus
Size27.5 cm
FoodCrustaceans, worms and starfish
HabitatHard or rocky bottom in the algal zone - down to depths of 100 meters
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationNortheast Atlantic
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Resembles a tadpole

The tadpole fish resembles a tadpole. It has a broad, bulbous head and a brown-black, slimy body. But it belongs to the cod family and has a small chin barbel. It is a bottom dweller.

Meet a tadpole fish

The tadpole fish is very rare in Denmark. You will have to be very lucky to encounter this fish in Danish waters. But in 2014 there were many reports of tadpole fish catches in Aarhus Harbour. If you want to attempt to catch a tadpole fish, try fishing in harbours and jetties. You can use bottom snoods with earthworms, bristle worms, lug worms or prawns.


Sandy bottom

Eelgrass in the Sound

Faroese bird cliff

Seaotter

Pacific octopus

Japanese spider crab

American lobster