Gaidropsarus mediterraneus

Scientific name Gaidropsarus mediterraneus
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category NE
Family Gadidae
Genus Gaidropsarus
Gaidropsarus mediterraneus Gaidropsarus mediterraneus

Introduction

Gaidropsarus mediterraneus is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Type
  • Average size
    35 cm
  • Maximum size
    50 cm
  • Shape
    Serpentiform
  • Mimicry
    stone
  • Pattern
    ponctuations
  • Type
  • Average size
    35 cm
  • Maximum size
    50 cm
  • Shape
    Serpentiform
  • Mimicry
    stone
  • Pattern
    ponctuations

How to recognize Gaidropsarus mediterraneus ?

This fish has the particularity to possess several pairs of barbels, which allow him to search the bottom and to detect the food thus moved.

Gaidropsarus mediterraneus measures between 35 and 50 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly marron body. The also has jaune ponctuations.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    solitary
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    nocturnal

This species is known to emit sounds easily audible by humans.

Gaidropsarus mediterraneus is a fish solitary naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous . This fish lives mainly at night. Usually, it leaves its hiding place and starts to be active once it gets dark.

Although Gaidropsarus mediterraneus is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat caché

Gaidropsarus mediterraneus is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat caché.

Harmless species

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

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    1 - 450 m

Biotope presentation

Gaidropsarus mediterraneus is most often found at a depth between 1m and 450m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Fishkeeping

Not recommended

We do not recommend keeping this species in an aquarium. It has unpredictable needs which, if not met, generate significant stress, potentially leading to a shorter life expectancy, an interruption of its growth or the development of pathogens.

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