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Trisopterus capelanus (Poor cod; Poor-cod)

Synonyms: Gadus capelanus; Gadus minutus capelanus; Trisopterus luscus capelanus; Trisopterus minutus capelanus
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Wikipedia Abstract

Trisopterus capelanus is a fish species belonging to the cod family (Gadidae). It is found in the Mediterranean Sea. The taxonomic status of Trisopterus capelanus has until recently been unclear, and it has been mostly considered to be a subspecies of Trisopterus minutus. However, genetic and morphometric analyses clearly support the status of Trisopterus capelanus as a separate species. In fact, Trisopterus capelanus is more closely related to Trisopterus luscus than to T. minutus. The neotype of Trisopterus capelanus is 21 cm (8.3 in) in standard length and 23 cm (9.1 in) in total length.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Ascrib, Isay and Dunvegan 6388 Scotland, United Kingdom
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion 236876 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Fal and Helford 15785 England, United Kingdom    
Firth of Lorn 51830 Scotland, United Kingdom
Isle of Portland to Studland Cliffs 3577 England, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Loch Creran 3030 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Loch Laxford 3018 Scotland, United Kingdom
Loch Moidart and Loch Shiel Woods 4341 Scotland, United Kingdom
Loch nam Madadh 5734 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Reefs 5883 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Luce Bay and Sands 120487 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lundy 7573 England, United Kingdom  
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Margate and Long Sands 160406 England, United Kingdom
Mòine Mhór 2843 Scotland, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Mousa 1311 Scotland, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Plymouth Sound and Estuaries 15820 England, United Kingdom
Rum 26775 Scotland, United Kingdom
Sanday 27112 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
St David`s / Ty Ddewi 2312 Wales, United Kingdom  
St Kilda 62932 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
Sullom Voe 6668 Scotland, United Kingdom
Sunart 25320 Scotland, United Kingdom
Taynish and Knapdale Woods 2388 Scotland, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Alpheus glaber (red snapping shrimp)[1]
Arenicola marina (arénicole)[2]
Dexamine spinosa[2]
Gobiusculus flavescens (Two-spotted goby)[2]
Hippolyte varians[2]
Idotea neglecta[2]
Lophogaster typicus[1]
Pomatoschistus minutus (freckled goby)[2]
Praunus flexuosus (chameleon shrimp)[2]
Praunus inermis[2]
Processa nouveli[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Arnoglossus laterna (Scald-fish)1
Beryx splendens (Alfonsin)1
Chelidonichthys cuculus (cockoo gurnard)2
Chelidonichthys lastoviza (Streaked gurnard)1
Chelidonichthys obscurus (Shining gurnard)1
Citharus linguatula (Spotted flounder)1
Coelorinchus caelorhincus (Saddled grenadier)1
Ctenolabrus rupestris (Rock cook)2
Eledone cirrhosa (Curled octopus)1
Eutrigla gurnardus (Grey gurnard)2
Gadus morhua (rock cod)6
Gaidropsarus biscayensis (Spotted rockling)2
Gnathophis mystax (Thinlip conger)1
Gobius niger (Black goby)1
Haematopus ostralegus (Eurasian Oystercatcher)1
Lepidorhombus boscii (Whiff)1
Lepidotrigla cavillone (Large-scaled gurnard)2
Leucoraja naevus (Cuckoo ray)1
Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit)1
Limosa limosa (Black-tailed Godwit)1
Merlangius merlangus (Whiting)1
Merluccius merluccius (Herring hake)1
Mullus surmuletus (Red mullet)1
Numenius arquata (Eurasian Curlew)1
Ophidion barbatum (Cusk eel)1
Pagellus bogaraveo (Sea-bream)1
Phycis blennoides (Greater fork-beard)1
Platichthys flesus (North Atlantic flounder)1
Pleuronectes platessa (European plaice)1
Pollachius pollachius (Pollock)4
Pollachius virens (Sillock)2
Pomadasys incisus (Bastard grunt)1
Pomatoschistus microps (Common goby)1
Raja clavata (Roker)3
Raja montagui (Homelyn ray)2
Raja polystigma (Speckled ray)1
Raja undulata (Painted ray)1
Serranus hepatus (Brown comber)1
Trachyrincus scabrus (Roughsnout grenadier)1
Trigla lyra (Gurnard)1


Hydrobates pelagicus (European Storm-Petrel)[3]
Lagenorhynchus albirostris (White-beaked Dolphin)[4]
Merluccius merluccius (Herring hake)[5]
Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant)[6]
Uria aalge (Common Murre)[7]


Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[8]
Ascaris gadiminuti <Unverified Name>[8]
Bothriocephalus scorpii[8]
Derogenes varicus[8]
Diclidophora esmarkii[8]
Diclidophora minuti[8]
Echinorhynchus gadi[8]
Grillotia erinaceus[8]
Hemiurus levinseni[8]
Hysterothylacium fabri <Unverified Name>[8]
Hysterothylacium rigidum <Unverified Name>[8]
Lecithaster confusus[8]
Prosorhynchoides gracilescens[8]
Scolex pleuronectis <Unverified Name>[8]
Spinitectoides berlandi <Unverified Name>[8]
Stephanostomum caducum[8]
Stephanostomum pristis[8]
Thominx gracilis <Unverified Name>[8]
Tormopsolus orientalis[8]
Tormopsolus osculatus[8]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Stiftelsen Atlanterhavsparken


Aegean Sea; Albania; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Baltic Sea; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Canary Current; Cantabrian Sea; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Croatia; Cyprus; Denmark; Eastern Atlantic: Trondheim Fjord and the Faeroe Islands to Portugal and along the Atlantic coast of Morocco; also in the Mediterranean.; Egypt; England and Wales (UK); Faroe Plateau; France; Galician Shelf; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Greece; Iberian Coastal; Ireland; Isle of Man; Israel; Italy; Lebanon; Malta; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Monaco; Morocco; Netherlands; North Sea; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Portugal; Sea of Marmara; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Syrian Arab Republic; Tunisia; Turkey; United Kingdom;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Feeding habits and trophic levels of Mediterranean fish, Konstantinos I. Stergiou & Vasiliki S. Karpouzi, Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 11: 217–254, 2002
2PRELIMINARY REPORT FROM A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE DIET OF FOUR GADOID FISHES IN A FJORD OF WESTERN NORWAY, A.G. Vea Salvanes, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, C.M. 1986/G: 71, Demersal Fish Committee
3D'Elbée J. & G. Hémery 1998. Diet and foraging behaviour of the British Storm Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus in the Bay of Biscay during summer, Ardea 86: 1-10
4Seasonal distribution of white-beaked dolphins (Lagenorhynchus albirostris) in UK waters with new information on diet and habitat use, Sarah J. Canning, M. Begoña Santos, Robert J. Reid, Peter G.H. Evans, Richard C. Sabin, Nick Bailey and Graham J. Pierce, Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 2008, 88(6), 1159–1166
5Diet of the european hake Merluccius merluccius (Pisces: Merlucciidae) in the Western Mediterranean (Gulf of Lions), A. Bozzano, L. Recasens and P. Sartor, SCI. MAR. 61(1): 1-8 (1997)
6Annual Variation in Diet of Breeding Great Cormorants: Does it Reflect Varying Recruitment of Gadoids?, SVEIN-HÅKON LORENTSEN, DAVID GRÉMILLET AND GEIR HÅVARD NYMOEN, Waterbirds 27(2): 161-169, 2004
7Seasonal and geographical variations in the diet of Common Guillemots Uria aalge off western Scotland, D J Halley, N. Harrison, A. Webb and D.R. Thompson, SEABIRD 17: 12-20
8Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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