Eelpout (Zoarces viviparus)

Also known as Arctic Blenny, Blenny Vivipare, Eelpout Blenny, European Eelpout, Viviparous Blenny, Viviparous Eelpout

Description

Also known as Arctic Blenny, Blenny Vivipare, Eelpout Blenny, European Eelpout, Viviparous Blenny, Viviparous Eelpout.

Found amongst algae and under stones in tide-pools of coastal waters, being air breathers they can remain in and out of water for long periods of time.
They feed on crustaceans, fish eggs, fish fry, insects and molluscs.
Length - 50cm
Depth - 0-40m
Widespread North East Atlantic

Zoarcidae are mainly bottom-dwelling fish some to great depths and are eel like in appearance.
Commonly used as a soup ingredient in Mediterranean countries, their bones are great due to harmless pigment! Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/479

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