Butterfish (Pholis gunnellus) out of water?


These fabulous fish are found living happily along the sea shore and can be found among the rocks at low tides in north-west Europe. They are highly unusual in that when caught in low water they are still able to breathe using their gills! The characteristic spots along their back may act as ‘false eyes’ to unnerve predators.

Image: LSR


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.