Butterfish

Butterfish

Name: Butterfish

Scientific name: Pholis gunnellus

Category: Marine

Nature Stars: 60

What are nature stars?

About: A long, eel-like fish found in rock pools and shallow rocky seas. Grows up to 25cm long. Pale yellowish-orange in colour, with bands of darker brown and white-ringed black spots along the back.

How to identify: Unmistakeable.

Where: Found all round our coasts.

Fantastic fact: Named because of its very slimy, buttery skin.

Photograph credit: Polly Whyte


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