Paddy cod

Latin: Raniceps raninus
Up to 30 cm.
Lives between rocks in rock crevices and between algae. Can be very difficult to observe. Usually in shallow water, but has been observed down to 100 meters.
Found from Biscay north to Finnmark. More scarce in the far north.
The species has a large mouth and eats most bottom-dwelling organisms, especially shore crabs, starfish and sea stars.
Facts about Paddetorsk

The fish is called a toadfish because it looks like a toad from the front, and from the side it looks like a big black tadpole.

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