Project Description

This crescent gunnel (Pholis laeta) was spotted among some brown algae in shallow water and I was amazed at how well it was camouflaged.  The body colour can vary from orange-brown to a dark olive green.  It’s interesting how this fish has the ability to vary its colouration to match its surroundings.  The crescent gunnel can grow to 10 inches (25 cm) long, and has a range that includes Siberia, as well as northern Alaska to northern California.