radiated shanny

ulvaire-brunThe radiated shanny is a fish found in the Saguenay Fjord, and which is difficult to observe in its natural environment, as it often hides among rocks. Musée du Fjord is delighted to have this specimenin its aquarium!

The radiated shanny grows to a maximum 20 centimetres in length. The cod is its main predator. By day, it is dark brown, and turns to light brown at night, when it is active. Other interesting fact: in its natural environment or in captivity, it is the commensal of the Atlantic wolffish. It always stays close to the wolffish, which protects it from predators and even leaves it pieces of sea urchin and crab to eat. Fascinating, isn’t it!

Caught in Tadoussac in 2016


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