Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Scorpaeniformes > Triglidae > Chelidonichthys > Chelidonichthys lucerna

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

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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. It is also present, though less common, in the Black Sea, the southern Baltic and the eastern Mediterranean.
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Adult Weight [1]  7.275 lbs (3.30 kg)
Maximum Longevity [2]  15 years

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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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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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