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Forkbeard, greater ( phycis blennoides) Record

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FORKBEARD, GREATER / PHYCIS BLENNOIDES
6 12 1.90 4.3 Detached Mole Gibraltar 210495 L. Dyer
AT AT 4.32 9.8 Europa Point Gibraltar 020599 A. Cano
SH SH 2.57 5.10 Detached Mole Gibraltar 040596 B. Soiza

The greater forkbeard ( Phycis Blennoides)

is common off south west Britain and southwards, and an important food fish in the Mediterranean. Found over mud and sand bottoms it feeds mainly on crustaceans.

Grey-brown upper body and sides, light grey or silvery ventrally with dark lateral line.

Greater Forkbeard

 
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