Tusk fish (Brosme brosme)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandFound all around the coasts of Scotland, north-east England and off north-west Ireland.
HabitatThe tusk fish is an offshore demersal species usually found at depths between 100 and 400 m, often on hard rocky ground.
- Elongate, up to 1 m in length.
- Continuous dorsal and anal fins narrowly joined to the tail.
- Downward sloping head.
- Barbel is present on the chin, equal in length to the eye diameter.
Additional informationYoung specimens may have six transverse yellow bands on sides (Cohen et al., 1990).
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Last Updated: 12/05/2008