A small, insignificant fish, Montagu's Sea Snail (Liparis montagui) is closely related to the lumpsucker - see separate picture. It has a ventral sucker with which it clings to rocks or seaweed. Due to its habit of staying absolutely still when approached, it is often overlooked. The body is almost tadpole shaped and scaleless with a smooth, slimy texture which is possibly how it got its strange common name. They are found in most localities in shallow water and in rock pools. Grows to a maximum of about 9cms.
North Sea - St. Abbs Marine Reserve