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Brosme brosme (Tusk; Torsk; Moonfish; Cusk; Brismak)

Synonyms: Blennius torsk; Brosmerus flavesny; Brosmius americanus; Brosmius brosme; Brosmius flavescens; Brosmius flavesny; Brosmius scotica; Brosmius vulgaris; Brosmus vulgaris; Enchelyopus brosme; Gadus brosme; Gadus lubb; Gadus torsk
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Wikipedia Abstract

The cusk or tusk, Brosme brosme, is a North Atlantic cod-like fish in the ling family Lotidae. It is the only species in the genus Brosme. Other common names include brismak, brosmius, torsk and moonfish.
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Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  36.38 lbs (16.50 kg)
Female Maturity [2]  9 years
Male Maturity [1]  9 years
Maximum Longevity [2]  20 years
Migration [3]  Oceanodromous

Prey / Diet

Arrhis phyllonyx[4]
Artediellus uncinatus (Snowflake hookear)[5]
Clupea harengus (Yawling)[4]
Crangon septemspinosa (sevenspine bay shrimp)[5]
Dichelopandalus leptocerus (bristled longbeak)[5]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[4]
Hippoglossoides platessoides (American dab)[4]
Maurolicus muelleri (Silvery lightfish)[4]
Meganyctiphanes norvegica (Norwegian krill)[5]
Micromesistius poutassou (Poutassou)[4]
Munida sarsi[4]
Myxine glutinosa (Atlantic hagfish)[4]
Ophiura sarsii[5]
Pagurus bernhardus (Bernhard's hermit crab)[4]
Pandalus borealis (northern shrimp)[4]
Pontophilus norvegicus (Norwegian shrimp)[4]
Sebastes mentella (Redfish)[4]
Spirontocaris lilljeborgii[5]
Urophycis chuss (Squirrel hake)[4]
Urophycis regia (Spotted hake)[4]
Urophycis tenuis (White hake)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alosa mediocris (Hickory shad)1
Alosa pseudoharengus (kyack)1
Alosa sapidissima (American shad)1
Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)3
Anarhichas lupus (Wolffish)2
Argentina silus (Atlantic argentine)1
Centropristis striata (Sea bass)2
Coelorinchus caelorhincus (Saddled grenadier)1
Dasycottus setiger (Spinyhead sculpin)1
Dipturus laevis (Barndoor skate)1
Elassodiscus tremebundus (Snailfish)1
Etmopterus spinax (Black centrina)1
Eutrigla gurnardus (Grey gurnard)1
Galeus melastomus (Black-mouth catshark)1
Haemulon aurolineatum (Seize)1
Hippoglossina oblonga (Fourspot flounder)2
Hippoglossoides elassodon (Paper sole)1
Hippoglossoides platessoides (American dab)1
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)1
Hoplostethus mediterraneus (Mediterranean redfish)1
Hypanus say (Say's stingray)1
Leiostomus xanthurus (Spot croaker)1
Lepidopsetta polyxystra (Northern rock sole)1
Lepophidium profundorum (Fawn cusk-eel)2
Leucoraja erinacea (common skate)2
Leucoraja garmani (Freckled skate)1
Leucoraja ocellata (Winter skate)1
Limanda ferruginea (rusty flounder)1
Lophius americanus (Monkfish)1
Malacoraja senta (Smooth skate)3
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)2
Menticirrhus americanus (Woundhead)1
Menticirrhus saxatilis (Northern kingfish)1
Micromesistius poutassou (Poutassou)1
Morone americana (Wreckfish)1
Morone saxatilis (Striper bass)1
Myoxocephalus aenaeus (Little sculpin)1
Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus (Sea raven)2
Nezumia bairdii (Marlin-spike grenadier)1
Ophichthus cruentifer (Snake eel)1
Ophidion marginatum (Striped cusk-eel)1
Paralichthys dentatus (fluke)1
Phycis chesteri (Longfin hake)1
Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus (Alaska plaice)1
Pollachius virens (Sillock)1
Pomatomus saltatrix (Tailor run)1
Pomatoschistus minutus (freckled goby)1
Prionotus carolinus (Searobin)1
Prionotus evolans (Striped searobin)1
Pseudopleuronectes americanus (rough flounder)1
Raja eglanteria (Clearnose skate)1
Scomber scombrus (Split)1
Scophthalmus aquosus (brill)3
Scyliorhinus canicula (Small-spotted catshark)1
Scyliorhinus retifer (Chain dogfish)1
Sebastes fasciatus (Acadian redfish)1
Stenotomus chrysops (Scup)1
Triglops murrayi (Moustache sculpin)1
Urophycis chuss (Squirrel hake)3
Urophycis regia (Spotted hake)1
Urophycis tenuis (White hake)2
Zoarces americanus (Ocean pout)1

Predators

Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)[4]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[4]
Hemitripterus americanus (Wip)[4]
Hippoglossus hippoglossus (Halibut)[4]
Lepophidium profundorum (Fawn cusk-eel)[5]
Leucoraja erinacea (common skate)[4]
Leucoraja ocellata (Winter skate)[4]
Lophius americanus (Monkfish)[4]
Lycodes vahlii (Vahl's eelpout)[4]
Macrourus berglax (smoothspined grenadier)[4]
Paralichthys dentatus (fluke)[4]
Scophthalmus aquosus (brill)[4]
Somniosus microcephalus (gray shark)[4]
Squalus acanthias (Common spiny)[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[6]
Ascarophis filiformis <Unverified Name>[6]
Echinorhynchus gadi[6]
Gonocerca phycidis[6]
Gyrodactylus emembranatus[6]
Prosorhynchus squamatus[6]
Pseudoterranova decipiens[6]
Scolex pleuronectis <Unverified Name>[6]
Stenakron vetustum[6]

Distribution

Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Barents Sea; Canada; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Denmark; East Greenland Shelf/Sea; Faeroe Islands; Faroe Plateau; Greenland; Iceland; Iceland Shelf/Sea; Ireland; Newfoundland-Labrador Shelf; North Sea; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Northern Ireland; Northwest Atlantic: New Jersey to the Strait of Belle Isle and on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. Rare at the southern tip of Greenland. Northeast Atlantic: off Iceland, in the northern North Sea, and along the coast of Scandinavia to the Murmansk Co; Northwest Atlantic: New Jersey to the Strait of Belle Isle and on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. Rare at the southern tip of Greenland. Northeast Atlantic: off Iceland, in the northern North Sea, and along the coast of Scandinavia to the Murmansk Coast and at Spitzbergen.; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Russian Federation; Scotland (UK); Svalbard and Jan Mayen; Sweden; USA (contiguous states); United Kingdom; West Greenland Shelf;

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Citations

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1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
3Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Food of Northwest Atlantic Fishes and Two Common Species of Squid, Ray E. Bowman, Charles E. Stillwell, William L. Michaels, and Marvin D. Grosslein, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-155 (2000)
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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