Carol's Cornwall
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On the Beach (Rockpool and Shallow Water Fish)


Rockpool Fish

Blennies
Montagu's Blenny (Coryphoblennius galerita)     in pool

Shanny / Blenny (Lipophrys pholis)     side-view

Clingfishes
Shore Clingfish / Cornish Sucker (Lepadogaster lepadogaster) -1     sucker

Shore Clingfish / Cornish Sucker (Lepadogaster lepadogaster) -2     side-view

Shore Clingfish / Cornish Sucker (Lepadogaster lepadogaster) -3     eggs

Gobies
2-Spotted Goby (Gobiusculus flavescens)     head

Common Goby (Pomatoschistus microps)     top-view     in pool

Rock Goby (Gobius paganellus) -1

Rock Goby (Gobius paganellus) -2

Pipefish
Worm Pipefish (Nerophis lumbriciformis)     head     with eggs

Greater Pipefish (Syngnathus acus) -1 @ NMA*

Greater Pipefish (Syngnathus acus) -2     head     tail     in water

Rocklings
Five-bearded Rockling (Ciliata mustela)

Shore Rockling (Gaidropsarus mediterraneus)     head

Three-bearded Rockling (Gaidropsarus vulgaris)     head

Sea Scorpions / Bullheads
Long-spined Sea Scorpion (Taurulus bubalis) -1     head     belly

Long-spined Sea Scorpion (Taurulus bubalis) -2

Long-spined Sea Scorpion (Taurulus bubalis) -3     head-view     head side-view     

Sea Snails
Montagu's Sea Snail (Liparis montagui)     head

Sticklebacks
Sea Stickleback (Spinachia spinachia) - NMA*     surface-view

Weever Fishes
Lesser Weever (Echiichthys vipera) - NMA*

I have also found Lesser Sandeel, Ballan Wrasse, Thick-lipped Mullet and Topknot in rockpools, see Sea Fish.

All images were taken in rockpools or on beaches around Cornwall except those marked NMA*, which were taken at the National Marine Aquarium.


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