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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

Yarrell's blenny

Yarrell's blenny

Facts

LatinChirolophis ascanii
Size25 cm
FoodWorms, snails, mussels and sponges
HabitatBetween seaweed and rocks
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationNorth Atlantic
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Charming headgear

Yarrell’s blenny is known for the distinctive, branched growths above its eyes. These tentacles grow extra-large on mature males, which use the fancy headgear to attract the attention of the females.

Best at the bottom

With its long, narrow body, Yarrell’s blenny is not the fastest fish in the sea. However, it is an expert at hiding among the rocks. It uses its large pectoral fins to keep balance as it seemingly crawls along the bottom.


Sandy bottom

Eelgrass in the Sound

Faroese bird cliff

Seaotter

Pacific octopus

Japanese spider crab

American lobster