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Ciliata mustela (Rockling; Live-bearded rockling; Five-bearded rockling; Fivebeard rockling; Five-bear cockling; Five-beard rockling)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The fivebeard rockling (Ciliata mustela) is a coastal fish of the Lotidae family. Its body is elongated and up to 20 cm (7.9 in) long. It lives in shallow water on muddy and sandy seafloors, sometimes in the littoral zone. It is sometimes found by turning over rocks and debris on mudflats at low tide. In colour it has a dark brown back, with a reddish or blackish underside merging with a pale gray-brown. Its "five beard" name comes from the short, fleshy barbels around its mouth.
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Maximum Longevity [2]  3 years
Migration [1]  Oceanodromous

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Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Rotterdam Zoo
Universeum Science Center
Zoological Society of London


Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northeast; Belgium; Cantabrian Sea; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Denmark; Faeroe Islands; Faroe Plateau; France; Galician Shelf; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Iberian Coastal; Iceland; Iceland Shelf/Sea; Ireland; Isle of Man; Netherlands; North Sea; Northeast Atlantic: Lisbon north to Finnmark, around the British Isles, in the Skagerrak and Kattegat and Iceland.; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Portugal; Spain; Sweden; Tagus; United Kingdom;

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1Riede, 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
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.
4Pinnegar, J.K. and Platts, M. (2011). DAPSTOM - An Integrated Database & Portal for Fish Stomach Records. Version 3.6. Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft, UK. Phase 3, Final Report, July 2011, 35pp.
5Annual 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
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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