Phycidae

Bañon, Rafael, Arronte, Juan Carlos, Rodriguez-Cabello, Cristina, Piñeiro, Carmen-Gloria, Punzon, Antonio & Serrano, Alberto, 2016, Commented checklist of marine fishes from the Galicia Bank seamount (NW Spain), Zootaxa 4067 (3), pp. 293-333: 316

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4067.3.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:50B7E074-F212-4193-BFB9-84A1D0A0E03C

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/AC642D14-3A5E-FFD3-34F2-F8CFDF252BDA

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Phycidae
status

 

Family Phycidae 

Phycis blennoides (Brünnich, 1768)  —Greater forkbeard

560 specimens were caught at depths between 709 and 952 m. Length data were available for 111 specimens ranging from 20 to 79 cm TL (38.6 ± 16.1). Habitat and Distribution: benthopelagic over sandy and muddy bottoms at depth range 10–1,047 m, usually 100–450 m, with juveniles more coastal, over the continental shelf while adults migrate along the slope. Eastern Atlantic, from Norway and Iceland to Mauritania and in the Mediterranean Sea. Vulnerability: DD ( IUCN), HV (FishBase).