Eel crab

Latin: Zoarces viviparus
Up to 30 cm long here in Norway.
Thrives on hard bottoms among algae, and from the shore zone to a depth of 40 meters.
Common along the entire Norwegian coast, but also in the Baltic Sea and from the English Channel to the White Sea.
The eelpout is a typical bottom fish that eats bottom-dwelling organisms such as crustaceans, snails, mussels, eggs and larvae.
Facts about eel crab

The eelpout is viviparous, which means that it has internal fertilization and gives birth to live young. The young are 4-5 cm long when they are born.

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