The Shore Rockling, Gaidropsarus mediterraneus, is a rare fish in UK waters, especially in the North Sea where this photograph was taken. It has one long white barbel under the lower lip and two projecting forward over the top lip. Colour is a basic light brown, sometimes with a pinkish cast, and boldly marked with light blotches. It grows to about 50cms and inhabits fairly shallow water. Also called the Mediterranean Rockling.
North Sea - St. Abbs Marine Reserve