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Forkbeard (Phycis phycis) Record

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Forkbeard / Phycis phycis
4 8 2.18 4.13 St Antonio Portugal 110709 L. Ceia
6 12 1.34 2.15 St Antonio Portugal 080110 L. Ceia
AT AT 2.18 4.13 St Antonio Portugal 110709 L. Ceia
A relatively deep water fish rarely found above 100 metres, living over hard, sandy bottoms near to rocks. Not of great commercial value, it feeds predominantly on crustaceans, and tends to be nocturnal in behaviour.
Well spread in the north Atlantic and Mediterranean.

Colouration predominantly brownish red dorsally, paler shading ventrally, with fins darkly edged. And elongated pelvic fins.

Forkbeard

 

 
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