Trisopterus luscus

Habitat: Muddy or sandy seabed

Depth: Down to 300m 

Food: Crustaceans, worms and dead fish

Length: approx 30 cm

Lifespan: 3 -4  years

Conservation Status: Data Deficient (DD)

Also known as Pouting, the bib is a smaller member of the cod family,  with a relatively deep body, coppery colour with 3 or 4 vertical pale bands and a long chin barbel. Bib are scavengers which feed on the seabed; they forage for any food source they can find. Due to their small size they are a source of prey for large species such as cod, bass and conger eels. 

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