The hooknose, “the Sweet Fox”

A fox in the Baltic Sea? Wow, that’s something! This fish has got a distinctive little nose and lots of short whiskers on its chin.

It prefers cold waters near a coastline with sandy seabed. In winter, it swims away to the deeper waters of the Baltic Sea, but it doesn’t like the salty water in the deepest parts of it, so the hooknose doesn’t swim that far.  It likes to eat crustaceans and polychaetes

Interesting facts

Its body is covered with an armour which is difficult to remove.