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Chelidonichthys lucerna (Sapphirine gurnard; Searobin; tub; Tub gurnard; Tubfish; Yellow gurnard; Yellow-gurnard; Tube-fish)

Synonyms: Chelidonichthys lucernus; Chlidonichthys lucernus; Trigla corax; Trigla corvus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The tub gurnard, Chelidonichthys lucerna (also C. lucernus, Trigla lucerna, T. corax) is a species of bottom-dwelling coastal fish with a spiny armored head and fingerlike pectoral fins used for crawling along the sea bottom. The tub gurnard is a reddish fish with blue pectoral fins. It is a coastal species, prevalent in the Mediterranean Sea (especially the western Mediterranean and the northern Aegean) and the Atlantic Ocean from Norway to Cape Blanc.
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Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  7.28 lbs (3.30 kg)
Maximum Longevity [2]  15 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
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    
Karadagskiy Zapovednik Nature Zapovednik 13876 Ukraine  
Luce Bay and Sands 120487 Scotland, United Kingdom
Margate and Long Sands 160406 England, 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
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, 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

Alloteuthis media (little squid)[3]
Alpheus glaber (red snapping shrimp)[3]
Anapagurus levis[3]
Anchialina agilis[3]
Aphrodita aculeata (Sea mouse)[3]
Arnoglossus laterna (Scald-fish)[3]
Bathynectes longispina (bathyal swimming crab)[3]
Buglossidium luteum (Yellow sole)[3]
Callionymus lyra (european dragonet)[3]
Callionymus maculatus (Spotted dragonet)[3]
Callionymus reticulatus (Reticulated dragonet)[3]
Callionymus risso (Dragonet)[3]
Calocaris macandreae[3]
Carcinus maenas (green crab)[3]
Cepola macrophthalma (Red bandfish)[3]
Chelidonichthys lucerna (Sapphirine gurnard)[3]
Citharus linguatula (Spotted flounder)[3]
Conger conger (Conger)[3]
Corbula gibba (basket shell)[3]
Corophium volutator (mud shrimp)[3]
Corystes cassivelaunus (masked crab)[3]
Crangon allmanni[3]
Crangon crangon (common shrimp)[3]
Deltentosteus quadrimaculatus (fourspotted goby)[3]
Echiichthys vipera (Lesser weever)[3]
Ensis siliqua (Sword razor)[3]
Fenestraria rhopalophylla (babies toes)[3]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[3]
Galathea intermedia[3]
Gastrosaccus sanctus[4]
Gastrosaccus spinifer[3]
Gobius auratus (Golden goby)[3]
Goneplax rhomboides (angular crab)[4]
Haplostylus normani[3]
Hediste diversicolor (veelkleurige zeeduizendpoot)[3]
Hippoglossoides platessoides (American dab)[3]
Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis (whiff)[3]
Leptognathioides polita[3]
Leptomysis gracilis[3]
Lesueurigobius friesii (fries' goby)[3]
Limanda limanda (Sand dab)[3]
Liocarcinus depurator (harbour crab)[3]
Liocarcinus holsatus (flying crab)[3]
Lophogaster typicus[3]
Macoma balthica (Baltic macoma)[3]
Macropipus tuberculatus (portunid crab)[3]
Merlangius merlangus (Whiting)[3]
Munida rugosa (Long-clawed squat lobster)[3]
Necora puber (velvet crab)[3]
Nephrops norvegicus (Norway lobster)[3]
Nucula nucleus (common nut clam)[3]
Ophiura ophiura (serpent star)[3]
Pagurus bernhardus (Bernhard's hermit crab)[3]
Palaemon serratus (common prawn)[3]
Pandalus montagui (Aesop shrimp)[3]
Philocheras bispinosus[4]
Philocheras gorei[3]
Philocheras monacanthus[4]
Philocheras trispinosus[3]
Planes minutus (gulfweed crab)[3]
Pleuronectes platessa (European plaice)[3]
Pomatoschistus minutus (freckled goby)[3]
Pontophilus spinosus (spiny lobster)[3]
Processa canaliculata (processa shrimp)[3]
Processa hemphilli[3]
Pseudocuma longicorne[3]
Raja clavata (Roker)[3]
Sardina pilchardus (European pilchard)[3]
Sicyonia carinata (Mediterranean rock shrimp)[3]
Solea solea (True sole)[3]
Solenocera membranacea (Atlantic mud shrimp)[3]
Sprattus sprattus (Whitebait)[3]
Squilla mantis[3]
Trachurus trachurus (Scad)[3]
Trisopterus esmarkii (Norway pout)[3]
Turritella communis[3]
Urothoe elegans[3]
Venus verrucosa (Warty venus)[3]
Zeus faber (European john dory)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Arnoglossus laterna (Scald-fish)1
Bothus podas (Wide-eyed flounder)2
Charadrius hiaticula (Common Ringed Plover)1
Citharus linguatula (Spotted flounder)1
Eutrigla gurnardus (Grey gurnard)2
Gnathophis mystax (Thinlip conger)1
Lepidotrigla cavillone (Large-scaled gurnard)1
Raja clavata (Roker)1
Raja montagui (Homelyn ray)1
Scyliorhinus canicula (Small-spotted catshark)1
Trigla lyra (Gurnard)1
Trigloporus lastoviza (Streaked gurnard)1

Predators

Chelidonichthys lucerna (Sapphirine gurnard)[3]
Ciliata mustela (Rockling)[3]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[3]
Molva molva (Ling)[3]
Pollachius virens (Sillock)[3]
Scophthalmus maximus (Turbot)[3]
Scophthalmus rhombus (Flounder)[3]

Providers

Parasite of 
Nybelinia lingualis[3]
Trochopus heteracanthus[3]
Trochopus pini[3]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Callitetrarhynchus gracilis[5]
Contracaecum fabri[5]
Derogenes ruber[5]
Derogenes varicus[5]
Grillotia erinaceus[5]
Helicometra fasciata[5]
Lecithochirium fusiforme[5]
Nybelinia lingualis[5]
Plectanocotyle gurnardi[5]
Pseudoterranova decipiens[5]
Scolex pleuronectis <Unverified Name>[5]
Trochopus brauni[5]
Trochopus gaillimhe[5]
Trochopus heteracanthus[5]
Trochopus micracanthus[5]
Trochopus pini[5]
Trochopus tubiporus[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
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Distribution

Aegean Sea; Algeria; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Baltic Sea; Belgium; Black Sea; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Canary Current; Cantabrian Sea; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Croatia; Denmark; Eastern Atlantic: Norway to Cape Blanc (along the African coast); not recorded at Madeira and the Azores. Also in the Mediterranean and Black seas.; England and Wales (UK); France; Galician Shelf; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Gibraltar; Greece; Guinea; Iberian Coastal; Ireland; Isle of Man; Italy; Lebanon; Madeira Islands; Malta; Mauritania; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Morocco; Netherlands; North Sea; Northern Ireland; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Scotland (UK); Sea of Marmara; Serbia and Montenegro; Sierra Leone; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Syrian Arab Republic; Tagus; Tunisia; Turkey; Ukraine; United Kingdom; Western Sahara;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 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. 3Jorrit 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. 4Feeding habits and trophic levels of Mediterranean fish, Konstantinos I. Stergiou & Vasiliki S. Karpouzi, Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 11: 217–254, 2002 5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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