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Butterfish Pholis gunnellus Length to 25cm<br />
Distinctive and unmistakable fish. Found under rocks and seaweed on lower shore. Adult is superficially eel-like but laterally compressed, yellow body with 15 pale-margined dark spots down dorsal surface. Scales are tiny and embedded in skin; fish is very slippery. Widespread and locally common; least so in E England.
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Butterfish Pholis gunnellus Length to 25cm
Distinctive and unmistakable fish. Found under rocks and seaweed on lower shore. Adult is superficially eel-like but laterally compressed, yellow body with 15 pale-margined dark spots down dorsal surface. Scales are tiny and embedded in skin; fish is very slippery. Widespread and locally common; least so in E England.

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Date: 15 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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