Shanny - Common Blenny Lipophrys pholis

Shanny, Common Blenny
Shanny, Common Blenny
Shanny, Common Blenny
The Shanny, also called the Common Blenny, is native to shallow coastal waters of the northeastern Atlantic, from Norway to northern Africa, including the Mediterranean. They are a cryptic camouflage brown-green patchy pattern but males become black when breeding. They grow to some 16cm (over 6 inches) long. Most of their time is spent hiding in crevices.
Shanny, Common Blenny
Shanny, Common Blenny
Shanny, Common Blenny
They can survive some time out of the water at low tide. There was an altercation when a Harbour Crab put a leg into the Shanny's rock crevice as it jumped across.