blennie cagnette

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Fried blenny. A small, scaleless, migratory fish about 10-15 cm (4-6 inches) long with mild, white flesh which can be cooked in the same way as whitebait or used in soups. It is covered with a slimy mucous membrane and is found in the sea as well as in rivers. Common in southern France.