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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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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]


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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;

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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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