Special thanks for the first foto to Rudolf Svensen, Norway.
Northeast Atlantic: Trondheim on the Norwegian coast to the Bay of Biscay; also around the British Isles.
Lives in coastal waters at shallow depths, generally from 10-20 m, more seldom from 75-100 m, on rocky bottom with seaweeds. Solitary and secretive, undertakes only limited local movements.
Spawns from May to September at 50-70 m depth near the shore throughout its entire range.
Feeds on sea stars, crustaceans, worms, mollusks and small fish.
Batrachocephalus blennioides (Lacepède, 1800)
Batrachoides blennioides Lacepède, 1800
Blennius fuscus Müller, 1776
Blennius raninus Linnaeus, 1758
Blennius trifurcatus Shaw, 1803
Gadus fuliginosus Walbaum, 1784
Gadus minimus Walbaum, 1792
Gadus raninus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Gadus trifurcus Walbaum, 1792
Phycis ranina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Raniceps fuscus Krøyer, 1843
Raniceps jago Fleming, 1828
Raniceps niger Nilsson, 1832
Raniceps trifurcatus (Shaw, 1803)