APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that is found in the coastal waters
and rockpools of south-west England. Images by David Fenwick.

Rockpool and Shallow Water Fish Images (Actinopterygii)
Clingfishes
Apletodon dentatus (Facciolà, 1887)
- Small-headed clingfish

Lepadogaster candolii Risso, 1810
- Connemarra clingfish

Lepadogaster purpurea (Bonnaterre, 1788)
- Shore clingfish or Cornish sucker

Sea snails
Liparis montagui (Donovan, 1804)
- Montagu's sea snail or sucker

Lumpsucker
Cyclopterus lumpus Linnaeus, 1758
- Lumpsucker or Lumpfish

Blennies
Coryphoblennius galerita (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Montagu's blenny

Lipophrys pholis (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Blenny, Smooth blenny or Shanny

Parablennius gattorugine (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Tompot, Tompot blenny or Gattorugine

Gobies
Crystallogobius linearis (Düben, 1845) - Crystal goby
Gobius cobitis Pallas, 1814 - Giant goby or Gobi mawr
Gobius niger Linnaeus, 1758 - Black goby
Gobius paganellus Linnaeus, 1758 - Rock goby
Gobiusculus flavescens (Fabricius, 1779)
- Two spotted goby

Pomatoschistus microps (Krøyer, 1838) - Common goby
Pomatoschistus minutus (Pallas, 1770) - Sand goby
Pomatoschistus pictus (Malm, 1865) - Painted goby
Thorogobius ephippiatus (Lowe, 1839)
- Leopard-spotted goby

Sticklebacks
Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus Linnaeus, 1758
- Three-spined stickleback

Spinachia spinachia (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Sea or Fifteen-spined stickleback

Pipefish
Entelurus aequoreus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Snake pipefish
Nerophis lumbriciformis (Jenyns, 1835) - Worm pipefish
Syngnathus acus Linnaeus, 1758
- Greater pipefish or Greater sea adder

Syngnathus rostellatus Nilsson, 1855
- Lesser or Nilsson's pipefish

Entelurus aequoreus is a deepwater species but is placed here because of its relationship to other pipefish.

Rocklings
Ciliata mustela (Linnaeus, 1758) - Five-bearded rockling
Rockling fry or Mackerel midge,
- possibly Ciliata mustela, Five-bearded rockling

Gaidropsarus mediterraneus (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Shore rockling

Gaidropsarus vulgaris (Cloquet, 1824)
- Three-bearded rockling

Butterfish
Pholis gunnellus (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Butterfish or Gunnel

Sea scorpions
Taurulus bubalis (Euphrasen, 1786)
- Long-spinned sea scorpion

Dragonets
Callionymus lyra Linnaeus, 1758 - Common dragonet

It is possible to find a wider variety of species on the shore and in rockpools than is featured here in 'Rockpool Fish section, as juvenile, or young seafish can either frequently or occasionally be found. The following list contains species that can be found on the shore; their images here are included in the section 'Seafish'; and so to include them with other similar species.

Centrolabrus exoletus - Rock cook
Ctenolabrus rupestris - Goldsinny wrasse
Labrus bergylta - Ballan wrasse
Symphodus melops - Corkwing wrasse
Dicentrarchus labrax - Sea bass
Pollachius pollachius - Pollack
Atherina presbyter - Sand smelt
Echiichthys vipera - Lesser weaverfish
Ammodytes tobianus - Lesser sand eel
Hyperoplus lanceolatus - Greater sand eel or launce
Chelon labrosus - Thick-lipped mullet
Liza aurata - Golden grey mullet
Liza ramada - Thin-lipped mullet
Buglossidium luteum - Solenette or Lamb's tongue sole
Zeugopterus punctatus - Topknot
Platichthys flesus - Flounder
Pleuronectes platessa - Plaice
Anguilla anguilla - Common, River, Silver eel

Also see -
Seafish - Boney fish
Seafish - Sharks, Skates and Rays

Rockpool and Shallow Water Fish Images Actinopterygii UK