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Tautogolabrus adspersus

Drawing of a Cunner fishMax Size: 25 cm (10 in)

Habitat: Inshore waters from Newfoundland to the Chesapeake

Diet: Crustaceans and mollusks, especially barnacles and mussels





Fun Facts:

  • In the wrasse family (Labridae), like the blackfish
  • Distinguished by shallower body, flat head, and higher mouth
  • Can be a rainbow of colors, dependent on habitat substrate