Spot The Little Fishy

Shanny Lipophrys pholis

I believe these are Shanny (Lipophrys pholis), also called Blenny. As the tide pulled out it left these crystal clear pools of water and in them they teemed with these young fish which moved nimbly through the shallow water. They are so well adapted to their environment you would hardly notice them until they moved.

Shanny Lipophrys pholis

Shanny Lipophrys pholis

Shanny Lipophrys pholis

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Shanklin Beach, Isle of White, England, August 2018 © Pete Hillman.

19 thoughts on “Spot The Little Fishy

  1. They certainly are well camouflaged — and cute. I didn’t have any trouble picking them out, but of course I knew I was looking for a fish. A predator might have more problems.

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    1. I think the gulls around there have got used to finding them as the tide goes out and leaves behind some of them trapped in the pools. But there were many of them there.

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  2. I did spot the little fishy, but only because I looked for a little fishy, and had to zoom in. How on earth did you spot them to get your photos? They look just like sand, incredible.

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    1. I always get restless on a beach and cannot sit for long unless I am reading or listening to music, so I always wander off with my camera in hand. When I walked through these clear and shallow pools I saw tiny flickers of movement in the water and that was the only way I would have seen them. Once my eye was drawn to them so was my camera 🙂 Thank you, Jill 🙂

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