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Gaidropsarus vulgaris

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: Paracanthopterygii
Ordo: Gadiformes
Familia: Gadidae
Subfamilia: Gaidropsarinae
Genus: Gaidropsarus
Species: G. vulgaris

The Three-bearded rockling (Gaidropsarus vulgaris) is found in European waters from the central Norwegian coast and the Faroe Islands, through the North Sea and around the British Isles to the region around the Western Mediterranean. They can grow to a maximum length of 60 cm (2 ft). The coloration varies from dusky to pale, with large chocolate brown spots on the head and body, and fin coloration varies with location. Three barbels, one on the bottom jaw and two on the snout, provide the fish with its common name.


* Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2007). "Gaidropsarus vulgaris" in FishBase. February 2007 version.

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