Class Actinopterygii: The Ray-finned Fishes

We are all amiliar with fish as they are a key food source for humans as well as many other animal species, including birds, reptiles and mammals. Fish are vertebrate animals with a boney structure and central nervous system, and have gills so they can gather in oxygen from the water to help them breath in an aquatic environment. With fins instead of limbs, these help fish move efficently through saltwater or freshwater habitats.

Family Gasterosteidae: Sticklebacks & Tubesnouts

Three-spined Stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus

Three-spined Stickleback
(Gasterosteus aculeatus)

Family Cyprinidae: Carp & Tench

Roach Rutilus rutilus

(Rutilus rutilus)

Family Percidae

Perch Perca fluviatilis

(Perca fluviatilis)

Family Blenniidae: Combtooth Blennies

Shanny Lipophrys pholis juvenile

(Lipophrys pholis)

Family Atherinidae: Silversides

Sand Smelt Atherina presbyter

Sand Smelt
(Atherina presbyter)