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Chelidonichthys lucerna

Linnaeus, 1758

Tub gurnard

Classification
Identification
Biology
Distribution
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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Chelidonichthys lucerna (Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms :
Classification : Triglidae ( Gurnard ? )
 
Name : Grondin perlon
Grondin hirondelle
Galinette
Name : Tub gurnard
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
Longest ray in the pectoral fin reaching the front part of the anal afin. Lateral line scales smooth. Reddish colour.

Has three isolated rays on the pectoral fin which function as legs on which the fish rests and also help in locating food on the soft bottom.

Max size : 75.0 cm.
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Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Feed
Feeds on fish, crustaceans and molluscs.
Cycle of life / Reproduction
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Fraie fractionnée et étalée. ( mai/août en Europe). 10/150 000 oeufs.
Interaction with other species
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Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Sand
Occurs at temperatures ranging from 8.0-24.0 °C. Inhabits sand, muddy sand or gravel bottoms.
Geographical distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Norway to West African coast (Cape Blanc); not recorded at Madeira and the Azores. Also in the Mediterranean and Black Seas.
Links   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Websites :
http://ichtyonb1.mnhn.fr/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?genusname=Chelidon [...]
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/christian.coudre/1770.html
http://veterinaria.unex.es/higiene/Pescado/PecheORG/grondin_hirondelle [...]
http://www.chez.com/grondin/poisson.html

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Data sheet written by Christophe Naslain , 21/07/2003

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