Trisopterus luscus

Scientific name Trisopterus luscus
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category NE
Family Gadidae
Genus Trisopterus
Trisopterus luscus Trisopterus luscus

Introduction

Trisopterus luscus is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    46 cm
  • Longevity
    4 year
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes
  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    46 cm
  • Longevity
    4 year
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes

How to recognize Trisopterus luscus ?

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.

Trisopterus luscus measures between 30 and 46 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly jaune body. The also has blanc vertical stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in shoals
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

Trisopterus luscus is a fish living in shoals naturally found at mid-depth. This species is carnivorous .

Although Trisopterus luscus is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

Trisopterus luscus is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

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

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    7 - 13 °C
  • Depth
    30 - 100 m
  • Flow
    Medium

Biotope presentation

Trisopterus luscus is most often found at a depth between 30m and 100m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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