The tadpole fish, Raniceps raninus, is an unusual looking member of the codfish family, gadidae. It is caught occasionally in Guernsey waters, sometimes from the shore and sometimes from boats. It lives on or near the bottom and has been seen in St. Peter Port marinas. It has a huge mouth for its size. The head is dorso-ventrally compressed but the body is laterally compressed, so although it is a member of the cod family, it has little value as seafood because the body contains so little muscle. File No. 18-533 ©RLLord fishinfo@guernsey.net - sealord