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Trisopterus esmarkii (Norway pout)

Synonyms: Boreogadus esmarki; Gadus esmarkii; Trisopterus esmarki
Language: Danish; Dutch; Faroese; Finnish; French; German; Icelandic; Mandarin Chinese; Norwegian; Polish; Portuguese; Spanish; Swedish

Wikipedia Abstract

Trisopterus esmarkii, the Norway pout, is a species of fish in the cod family. It is found in the Barents Sea, North Sea, Baltic Sea, off the coasts of Norway, Iceland, the British Isles and elsewhere in the northeast Atlantic Ocean. It prefers depths between 100 and 200 m (330–660 ft), but occur from 50 to 300 m (160–980 ft). Norway pout can reach 35 cm (14 in), but are more common at around 19 cm (7.5 in). It is extensively fished, mostly for conversion into fishmeal, with 877,910 t taken in 1974, and only 39,223 t taken in 2008.
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Female Maturity [1]  1 year 10 months
Male Maturity [3]  1 year 10 months
Maximum Longevity [1]  5 years
Migration [2]  Oceanodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
Waddensea of Schleswig-Holstein Biosphere Reserve 724639 Germany

Prey / Diet

Acartia clausi[4]
Apherusa glacialis[4]
Aphia minuta (Transparent goby)[4]
Aphrodita aculeata (Sea mouse)[4]
Argissa hamatipes[4]
Boreomysis arctica[4]
Calanus finmarchicus[4]
Calanus glacialis[4]
Calanus hyperboreus[4]
Calocaris macandreae[4]
Centropages typicus[4]
Clupea harengus (Yawling)[4]
Crangon allmanni[4]
Crystallogobius linearis (Crystal goby)[4]
Eukrohnia hamata[4]
Fenestraria rhopalophylla (babies toes)[4]
Gadiculus argenteus (Silvery pout)[4]
Gastrosaccus spinifer[4]
Hyperia galba[4]
Maurolicus muelleri (Silvery lightfish)[4]
Meganyctiphanes norvegica (Norwegian krill)[4]
Merlangius merlangus (Whiting)[4]
Metridia longa[4]
Natatolana borealis[4]
Nephrops norvegicus (Norway lobster)[4]
Oithona setigera[4]
Onisimus glacialis[4]
Onisimus nanseni[4]
Ophiopholis aculeata (daisy brittle star)[4]
Pagurus bernhardus (Bernhard's hermit crab)[4]
Pandalus borealis (northern shrimp)[4]
Paraeuchaeta norvegica[4]
Parasagitta elegans (elegant arrow worm)[4]
Parathemisto oblivia[4]
Pasiphaea sivado (white glass shrimp)[4]
Pasiphaea tarda (crimson pasiphaeid)[4]
Pholis gunnellus (Tissy)[4]
Pontophilus norvegicus (Norwegian shrimp)[4]
Pseudocalanus elongatus[4]
Pseudocuma longicorne[4]
Sprattus sprattus (Whitebait)[4]
Temora longicornis[4]
Themisto abyssorum[4]
Thysanoessa inermis[4]
Thysanoessa raschii (Arctic krill)[4]
Trisopterus esmarkii (Norway pout)[4]
Westwoodilla caecula[4]


Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)[5]
Anarhichas lupus (Wolffish)[4]
Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Minke Whale)[6]
Chelidonichthys lucerna (Sapphirine gurnard)[4]
Clupea harengus (Yawling)[4]
Conger conger (Conger)[4]
Eutrigla gurnardus (Grey gurnard)[4]
Fratercula arctica (Atlantic Puffin)[4]
Fulmarus glacialis (Northern Fulmar)[4]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[4]
Galeorhinus galeus (Vitamin shark)[4]
Himantolophus groenlandicus (Atlantic footballfish)[4]
Hippoglossoides platessoides (American dab)[4]
Hippoglossus hippoglossus (Halibut)[4]
Lagenorhynchus albirostris (White-beaked Dolphin)[7]
Larus marinus (Great Black-backed Gull)[4]
Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis (whiff)[4]
Leucoraja naevus (Cuckoo ray)[4]
Lophius piscatorius (Monkfish)[8]
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)[4]
Merlangius merlangus (Whiting)[4]
Merluccius merluccius (Herring hake)[4]
Micromesistius poutassou (Poutassou)[4]
Molva dypterygia (Ling)[4]
Molva molva (Ling)[4]
Pagophilus groenlandicus (Harp Seal)[4]
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)[9]
Phocoena phocoena (Harbor Porpoise)[10]
Phycis blennoides (Greater fork-beard)[4]
Pleuronectes platessa (European plaice)[4]
Pollachius pollachius (Pollock)[4]
Pollachius virens (Sillock)[4]
Raja clavata (Roker)[4]
Raja montagui (Homelyn ray)[4]
Rajella lintea (Sharp-nosed skate)[11]
Scomber scombrus (Split)[4]
Scophthalmus maximus (Turbot)[4]
Scophthalmus rhombus (Flounder)[4]
Scyliorhinus canicula (Small-spotted catshark)[4]
Squalus acanthias (Common spiny)[4]
Todarodes sagittatus (European flying squid)[12]
Trachurus trachurus (Scad)[4]
Trisopterus esmarkii (Norway pout)[4]
Trisopterus luscus (Whiting-pout)[4]
Tursiops truncatus (Bottlenosed Dolphin)[4]
Uria aalge (Common Murre)[13]
Zeus faber (European john dory)[4]


Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[14]
Diclidophora esmarkii[14]
Prosorhynchoides gracilescens[14]
Stephanostomum pristis[14]


Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northeast; Baltic Sea; Belgium; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Denmark; East Greenland Shelf/Sea; England and Wales (UK); Faeroe Islands; Faroe Plateau; France; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Greenland; Iceland; Iceland Shelf/Sea; Ireland; Isle of Man; Netherlands; North Sea; Northeast Atlantic: southwest Barents Sea, sometimes at Bear Island, south to the English Channel, around Iceland, and at the Faeroe Islands.; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Svalbard and Jan Mayen; Sweden; United Kingdom;



Attributes / relations provided by
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