Rock Greenling
(Hexagrammos lagocephalus)

image of a Rock Greenling

Image ID: 198-00

Other shots:  image of a Rock Greenling
Comments : This is one of the gorgeous greenlings that we sometimes find up in Canada. The inside of their mouth is bright blue, and they tend to like shallow kelp forests. They are relatively fearless, and can be approached closely if you can find one. I'm not sure what the parasites are, but there were about 15-20 on this fish.
Common name : Rock Greenling
Scientific Name : Hexagrammos lagocephalus
Location Found : 7 Tree Island, Canada
Actual Size : 11 inches long
Camera Used : Canon D60 digital in Ikelite Housing
Natural History :