Triglops murrayi Günther, 1888
Moustache sculpin
photo by Svensen, R.

Family:  Cottidae (Sculpins)
Max. size:  20 cm SL (male/unsexed); 15.9 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 7 - 530 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  North Atlantic: Cape Cod on the American coast northward to Ungava Bay, Greenland, Iceland, and the Atlantic coast of northern Europe.
Diagnosis:  Dark spot in the hind part of first dorsal fin, caudal fin with dark stripes. Series of skin folds with serrated edges running obliquely down below the lateral line (Ref. 35388).
Biology:  Maximum depth reported at 530 m (Ref. 58426). In the Barents Sea usually between 100 to 200 m at temperatures of 1°-3°C and salinities not less than 34 ppt; in the White Sea in somewhat shallower waters at temperatures between 6-12°C and salinities of 23-29 ppt. Prefers sandy bottoms (Ref. 7297). Benthic to epibenthic (Ref. 58426). Feeds on polychaetes and crustaceans (Ref. 35388).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 08.08.07
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 03.08.94

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