BIOTIC Species Information for Trisopterus luscus
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Taxonomy
Scientific nameTrisopterus luscus Common namePouting
MCS CodeZG143 Recent Synonyms

PhylumChordata SubphylumVertebrata
SuperclassGnathostomata ClassOsteichthyes
SubclassTeleostei OrderGadiformes
Suborder FamilyGadidae
GenusTrisopterus Speciesluscus
Subspecies   

Additional Information
Taxonomy References Dipper, 2001, Muus & Dahlstrom, 1974, Howson & Picton, 1997, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Whitehead et al., 1986,
General Biology
Growth formPisciform
Feeding methodPredator
Scavenger
Mobility/MovementSwimmer
Environmental positionDemersal
Typical food typesCrustaceans as well as small fish, molluscs and polychaetes. HabitFree living
BioturbatorNot relevant FlexibilityLow (10-45 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeMedium-large(21-50cm)
HeightNot researched Growth Rate1.5-2 cm / month
Adult dispersal potential>10km DependencyIndependent
SociabilityGregarious
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Whitehead et al., 1986, Wheeler, 1969, Cohen et al., 1990,
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandFound off all British and Irish coasts although less common off north-east Britain.
Global distributionFound in western Europe from Sweden and Iceland to southern Spain and Greece.
Biogeographic rangeCold temperate to warm temperate. Depth rangeFrom 30 m to 100 m depth.
MigratorySeasonal (reproduction)   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesSandy mud
Muddy sand
Bedrock
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Estuary
Biological zoneUpper Circalittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Circalittoral Offshore
Bathybenthic (Bathyal)
Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow SalinityVariable (18-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Dipper, 2001, Muus & Dahlstrom, 1974, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Whitehead et al., 1986, Wheeler, 1969, Cohen et al., 1990, Franca et al., 2004,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismOviparous
Reproductive SeasonDecember to March Reproductive LocationWater column
Reproductive frequencyAnnual episodic Regeneration potential No
Life span3-5 years Age at reproductive maturity1-2 years
Generation timeNot researched Fecundityprobably 1,000 to 20,000
Egg/propagule size0.9-1.2 mm Fertilization typeExternal
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialInsufficient information Larval settlement periodNot relevant
Duration of larval stageNot relevant   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Munk & Nielsen, 2005, Cohen et al., 1990, Franca et al., 2004,
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