UK Record Weights from rod/line:
MAFF Minimum Size: Shore:
A small fish with a stout body (flattened out wide about the same as it is high) with a head as large as the rest of its tapering body. Medium-sized cottid, or sculpin. This family of fish are usually regarded as ugly in appearance with a drab colour and this species has four long spines that stick out when the fish is removed from the water. Usually in various shades of brown with large cream blotches, in some areas this fish will be orange or red and the cream blotches will be white. The pectoral fins are huge relative to the small squat body.
Similiar species: Myoxocephalus scorpius is very similar in appearance. However, the two species can be readily distinguished because only T. bubalis has white lappets on the corner of its wide mouth.
Information wanted: Please send any records of this fish, with location, date, who discovered it, how it was identified, prevalence, common name and any other details to Shorewatch Project EMail firstname.lastname@example.org. All messages will receive a reply.
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