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.