UK Record Weights from rod/line:
MAFF Minimum Size: Shore: Boat:
this wholly marine species has between 14 and 16 dorsal spines, 2 pelvic spines and a single anal spine. Body shape is eel-like with the dorsal and anal fins set well back along the body close to the very long and thin caudal peduncle. Pelvic fins are reduced to one spine only.
The head is long and tubular and a brown stripe runs through the eye.
Both sexes are a mottled dark brown along the upper part of the body and light brown to white below.
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