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Marine Animal Encyclopedia

Bib Trisopterus luscus

Divers often see shoals of striped bib around rocky reefs and shipwrecks. These are usually younger fish or adults that have moved inshore to spawn. Large old fish often lose their banded pattern and become very dark. The bib has a much deeper body than most of its relatives in the family Gadidae. A long chin barbel and long pelvic fins help the bib to find crustaceans, mollusks, and worms to eat.

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  • Order Gadiformes
  • Length Up to 18 in (46 cm)
  • Weight Up to 5 lb (2.5 kg)
  • Depth 10–330 ft (3–100 m)
  • Distribution Temperate waters of northeastern Atlantic and western Mediterranean
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