Meet our Long-Spined Bullhead
It is common in rock pools and beneath seaweed on the low shore and also amongst seaweed covered rock down to 30m depth. It feeds on small bottom-living fish and crustaceans. A large expandable mouth will swallow fish as big as itself. Flattened crushing teeth prevent it from eating anything it cannot swallow whole. In most areas, prawns are its principal diet. It will readily take worms on a hook and bait meant for much larger fish.
Things To Do
- Can you spot it lying in wait to pounce on its prey?
- Have you heard some alternative names it is also known as?
- What colours can you spot on those here at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary?
- Have some questions for our team? Don't be afraid to ask!