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Chelidonichthys lucerna

Tub gurnard , Chelidonichthys lucerna

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Scorpaeniformes
Subordo: Scorpaenoidei
Familia: Triglidae
Genus: Chelidonichthys
Species: Chelidonichthys lucerna

See Sea robins

Chelidonichthys lucerna,

The tub gurnard, Chelidonichthys lucerna (also C. lucernus, Trigla lucerna, T. corax) is a species of bottom-dwelling coastal fish with a spiny armored head and fingerlike pectoral fins used for crawling along the sea bottom. The tub gurnard is a reddish fish with blue pectoral fins.

It is a coastal species, prevalent in the Mediterranean Sea (especially the western Mediterranean and the northern Aegean) and the Atlantic Ocean from Norway to Cape Blanc. It is also present, though less common, in the Black Sea, the southern Baltic and the eastern Mediterranean.[1]

It has a long mating season, from May to August in Europe, ranging to year round in Africa.[2]


1. ^ AquaMaps distribution map
2. ^ "Rode Poon" (in Dutch). http://duurzaamvissen.nl/vdbergbv/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=53&Itemid=78.

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