A comparatively small member of the sculpin family the long spined sea scorpion has a hard, bony head with a single long spine on the preoperculum.
As its name suggests the greater sandeel has an elongated eel shaped body and is the largest of the European sandeels. Unlike other sandeels the upper jaw is not protrusible and it has a couple of teeth on the roof of the mouth.
The hake has a long body shape, not unlike the pollack, with a large head and a mouth filled with long sharp teeth. The second dorsal fin and the anal fin are long and take up approximately half of the body length.
The Couch’s bream is a deep bodied fish with a high, rounded profile to its head and a spiny single dorsal fin. The anal fin has 3 spiny rays connected to 8 or 9 softer rays to the posterior.
Has the typical narrow, deep bodied bream shape with a snub nose and downward angled mouth. The dorsal and anal fins cover the rear half of the body and are low for most of the length only rising outwards as they reach their leading edges.