Norway pout (Trisopterus esmarkii)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandRecorded from around Britain and Ireland, particularly the west coast.
Global distributionNortheast Atlantic, Southwest Barents Sea, around Iceland and Faroe Islands (Fishbase,2000)
HabitatA benthopelagic to pelagic species found over muddy bottoms, at depths between 100 to 200 m.
- Dark greeny brown with distinct silver sides
- Small but conspicuous dark spot above the base of the pectoral fin
- Prominent lower jaw
- Large eye, greater than snout length
Additional informationNorway pout is an important food item in the diet of several prime species including hake, cod, whiting and pollack. This is a highly commercial species caught mainly for fishmeal.
Spawns from January to July off of north and north west Scotland, Faroes, Iceland and Norweigan coast.
FishBase, 2000. FishBase. A global information system on fishes. [On-line] http://www.fishbase.org, 2001-05-03
Howson, C.M. & Picton, B.E., 1997. The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Belfast: Ulster Museum. [Ulster Museum publication, no. 276.]
Wheeler, A., 1969. The fishes of the British Isles and north-west Europe. London: Macmillan.
WoRMS 2007. The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). http://www.marinespecies.org, 2008-10-31
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Last Updated: 23/07/2008