tub gurnard

Scientific name Chelidonichthys lucerna
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category LC
Family Triglidae
Genus Chelidonichthys
Chelidonichthys lucerna Chelidonichthys lucerna


Chelidonichthys lucerna, commonly known as tub gurnard, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    75.1 cm
  • Longevity
    15 year
  • Pattern
  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    75.1 cm
  • Longevity
    15 year
  • Pattern

How to recognize the tub gurnard ?

The tub gurnard measures between 30 and 75.1 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly rouge, bleu, orange, marron and beige body. The also has marron mottling.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The tub gurnard is a fish solitary naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.


  • Reproduction

The tub gurnard is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    7 - 16 °C
  • Depth
    20 - 318 m

Biotope presentation

The tub gurnard is most often found at a depth between 20m and 318m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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